What is R-22 refrigerant, and what does the R-22 phase-out mean for me?

R-22 refrigerant, the chemical that makes cooling your home possible, has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heat pump and air conditioning systems for more than four decades. Unfortunately for the environment, the release of R-22 (often from air conditioning system leaks) contributes to ozone depletion.

Because of this harmful effect, the government has changed the refrigerant standards for residential air conditioners, leading to the phase-out and elimination of R-22 refrigerant by 2020.

This regulation also requires air conditioning manufacturers to cease the shipment of R-22 refrigerant with any newly produced air conditioning systems. In other words: R-22’s days are numbered.

What does this mean for my air conditioner?

So, what do you do if you are a homeowner with an R-22 system? Here’s the facts of the matter: there is no requirement to stop using your system, nor is there a requirement to replace your existing equipment. New air conditioners will use a new, more environmentally friendly refrigerant, but your existing system is, in a word, “grandfathered” in.

There is one scenario in which this switchover could impact you, however: a refrigerant leak.

Refrigerant leaks and R-22 scarcity

Since the switch is being made from R-22 refrigerant to a better solution, less R-22 is being made. As we rapidly approach the end of the decade and the start of this regulation, R-22 is being phased out, introducing scarcity. After 2020 arrives, no new R-22 is being made at all: the remainder will be from recycled or reclaimed sources.

As such, remaining supplies are increasing in cost in accordance with supply-and-demand. In all likelihood, you’ll still be able to get R-22 in the next decade, but it could cost you. A lot.

Can I change out my R-22 refrigerant for a different type in my existing system?

Technically yes, but this is highly discouraged by manufacturers because it could damage your system. As such, using a different refrigerant in place of R-22 will void your manufacturer’s warranty.

There are alternative replacement refrigerants (drop-ins) available, but there is an ongoing concern about the compatibility and the impact to system reliability. Because of this, most HVAC technicians you talk to will want an R-22 system to continue using R-22.

What are my other options?

Another option is to replace the entire system with one that uses the more environmentally-friendly R410A. New systems are by far more energy-efficient and can significantly save on energy costs and sound pollution.

Because R410A is a completely different refrigerant, it cannot be mixed or used in an existing air conditioning system designed for R22. When a new R410A unit is installed, both the outdoor unit and indoor coil must be replaced.

The indoor air handler/furnace may not need to be replaced, but sometimes it is more cost-effective or necessary to replace both the indoor coil and air handler/furnace.

Get a personalized R-22 refrigerant recommendation

At Air Control, we always make recommendations for homeowners based on their specific situation. Every home, homeowner, and their family’s needs are very different.

That’s why we recommend you contact us with your R-22 questions so that we can give you a more detailed explanation and personalized advice.

Here are the 4 signs you need heating repair this winter

A properly working furnace or heat pump is key to your home’s comfort in the winter. That’s one of the reasons we recommend a fall tune-up. It’s also a reason to keep an eye out for signs you need heating repair.

Here are the four big signs that indicate trouble with your heating system. If you detect any of the signs listed here, you should contact Air Control for a diagnosis and for emergency heating repair.

The four signs you need heating repair

There’s a lot that can go wrong with a furnace or heat pump. Here are the four most common signs that you need heating repair—and the signs that you need to call Air Control for HVAC repair services in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Mohave County.

#1. Your system is making strange noises

If you hear strange noises—such as squeaking, thumping, humming, or rumbling—coming from the furnace or heating system, you should call a professional technician to inspect the system.

Your system can make these noises for many reasons. Squeaking can just be a part that needs a specially formulated lubricant for furnace parts. Thumping can problem with the ignition in the heat exchanger. Never think that a strange sound is nothing! When in doubt, call in the pros for an inspection.

#2. Your system isn’t heating correctly

Insufficient heating can happen for many reasons. The most-probable cause of insufficient heating include thermostat problems and faulty heating elements. If you’re shivering in your home, it could just be because your thermostat is failing to recognize that the temperature in your home is dropping.

#3. Cracked heat exchanger in your furnace and other problems

All furnaces have a component known as the heat exchanger. It’s responsible for generating the warm air that then goes into your home. Heat exchangers are relatively reliable, but can develop small cracks over time that add up to big problems.

For one, a cracked heat exchanger can potentially leak carbon monoxide gas. That’s because the gas is a byproduct of combustion. Colorless and odorless, carbon monoxide is extremely hazardous and poses a safety risk to you and your family.

If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, or you notice cracks in the system, turn everything off and call in the pros at Air Control. One of the best ways to ensure that your furnace remains safe to operate is to call us for annual heating maintenance.

#4. There’s no blue flame in your furnace

An efficiently working gas furnace exhibits a blue flame. In case the flame is any other color, you should get the system checked immediately. This could be a sign of a fatal carbon monoxide leak. A professional technician will check the flame and perform necessary repairs to resolve this dangerous problem.

Only trust a professional when there are signs you need heating repair

If you observe any of the signals above, you should contact a professional to resolve the problem. Air Control has NATE-certified technicians who can easily diagnose heating issues and repair your system.

It may seem like you are saving money when you contact an inexperienced technician, but you will end up losing money in the long run due to improper repairs. You should hire an experienced and certified professional to ensure that your system is properly repaired so that you can stay warm and comfortable during winter months.

Call Air Control for service in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County

Do you live in Lake Havasu, Mohave County, Bullhead City, or nearby areas in Arizona? Contact the NATE-certified professionals at Air Control Home Services for your furnace repair needs.

Fall is the perfect time for a furnace or heat pump inspection

Winters here in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County are generally mild. However, in the desert, nighttime temperatures can drop quickly, and nights can get cold. That’s why you should schedule a furnace or heat pump inspection with the pros at Air Control Home Services.

A heating tune-up can do more than just prevent a breakdown. As we’ll explore in this blog post, professional maintenance can help save you money, keep your warranty intact, and more. Let’s dive in.

Furnace or heat pump inspection5 reasons to schedule a furnace or heat pump inspection

Here are five reasons why fall is the best season to get your furnace or heat pump checked by a professional technician:

1. Reduce your risk of an emergency breakdown

Regular heating maintenance during fall allows our technicians to catch issues early—before they turn into major problems for you and your home. With an inspection, our experienced technicians will reduce the chances of costly repairs—potentially saving you a lot of money this winter.

2. Keep your heating system under warranty

Many manufacturer’s warranties require that you get a professional furnace or heat pump inspection at least once per year to keep the warranty intact. If the system is not maintained, the manufacturer’s warranty can become void.

3. Keep your home safe and warm

If you have a furnace, you should know that a failure to get annual maintenance can result in major safety problems. A cracked heat exchanger or other problems can result in a gas leak, which could send carbon monoxide into your living spaces. This is an extremely dangerous situation!

Whether you suspect that your furnace has issues or you just need a seasonal checkup, call in the experts at Air Control.

4. Ensure your winter comfort

With a furnace or heat pump inspection, you can rest easy knowing that your system is providing your home with optimal heating this winter. A tune-up can help address cold spots, inconsistent heating, or other problems. This will spare your family and guests from any discomfort during the holidays!

5. Boost your energy-efficiency this winter

Who doesn’t love saving money? With a furnace or heat pump inspection from Air Control, your system will be ready to run more efficiently this winter. That’s because removing dust and dirt—as well as fixing problems with your system—can boost your energy-efficiency and cut your energy bills.

This is just one of the reasons that the fall is the perfect time for a heating tune-up: you’ll maximize your energy savings.

Schedule your furnace or heat pump inspection with Air Control Home Services

When it comes to your HVAC systems—yes, that includes your air conditioner—the importance of a pro tune-up cannot be emphasized enough. Here in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County, Air Control is the #1 choice in HVAC services. Give us a call today at (928) 680-0600 or contact us online.

Heat pump benefits: Why you should have us install one in your home

Heat pumps offer both heating and cooling at the touch of a button. These systems are considered perfect for the desert climate here in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County. Energy-efficient, consistent, and versatile, there are many heat pump benefits to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling or heating system.

In this post, we’ll review what makes heat pumps different, and why you should call the professionals at Air Control Home Services for your in-home estimate on heat pump installation.

There are many heat pump benefits for your home.

5 heat pump benefits for your home

Here are five of the most significant heat pump benefits that will make you seriously consider replacing your old HVAC with one.

Heat pumps offer both cooling and heating for your home

Most people think that heat pumps only heat homes. After all, “heat” is in the name! However, the fact is that heat pumps can both heat and cool the home. During the summer, it functions like an air conditioner, expelling warm air from inside the house to the outside of the home, cooling the room. Heat pumps are every bit as effective as your standard air conditioner!

During cooler months, the heat pump is capable of warming the room. However, it does not heat up the room by converting electricity or gas into heat. Instead, the device is able to heat up the room by absorbing heat from the outside air, and then circulating the heated air throughout the room.

Heat pumps are very energy-efficient

These systems use far less energy than traditional HVAC systems. You can benefit from long-term cost savings by replacing both your heating and cooling systems with a single heat pump. They are a more energy-efficient alternative to oil and gas heating systems.

When the heat pumps are properly installed and regularly maintained by the professionals at Air Control, they can provide reasonably high efficiencies, close to 300 percent! Installing this system will result in greatly reduced utility bills and a significantly reduced the carbon footprint on the environment.

Heat pumps offer consistent heating and cooling

Heat pumps provide uniform heating and cooling inside the home. Unlike other systems, you will not experience uneven temperature inside the house. They create a more comfortable environment as compared to traditional HVAC systems.

Lower maintenance costs

Another great benefit of heat pumps is that they experience less wear-and-tear compared to combustion heating systems. When serviced regularly, heat pumps perform efficiently without any problems. As a result, you will be able to save a lot of cost and inconvenience in the long run.

Increased lifespan

Heat pumps generally last longer as compared to traditional furnaces and heating systems. The lifespan of a traditional heating system is about 12-15 years, while a heat pump typically lasts 15-20 years.

For heat pump installation, call Air Control

Do you reside in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, or other parts of Mohave County, Arizona? If so, you should contact us for heat pump installation. We provide in-home estimates on new cooling and heating systems.

Learn whether a heat pump is right for your home by calling the pros at Air Control Home Services!

Buying a new heat pump? Here’s what to consider before you buy

Are you thinking of buying a new heat pump? Whether it’s time to replace your old unit, or it’s just time for an upgrade, Air Control can help you find the new heat pump that’s right for your home.

There are multiple types of heat pumps, each with their own installation requirements, sizing, and energy-efficiency standards. It’s hard to keep all that straight! In this blog post, we’ll review the most important things to consider when deciding on a new heat pump.

For more advice, or to schedule your in-home estimate, contact us at Air Control Home Services.

3 things to consider when buying a new heat pump

Pictured: When buying a new heat pump, consider the energy-efficiency

If you’re in the market for a new heat pump here in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Kingman, or other parts of Mohave County, read through our tips before you buy:

1. Select the right type of heat pump for your needs

Keep in mind that there are different types of heat pumps. The common type of heat pumps include:

  • split ductless
  • air source
  • geothermal

Let’s review each and which are right for your home.

Split ductless heat pumps

Split ductless heat pumps consist of two units: an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. The indoor air handler is generally installed on the ceiling, and is controlled using a remote control. The heat is delivered through multiple air handlers in different rooms.

These types of systems are ideal for large homes, where four or more air handlers can distribute consistent heat throughout the house. This is also the right kind of heat pump for a home without existing ductwork.

Air source heat pumps

An air source heat pump is the most common type of heat pump in the United States. Similar to a split ductless system, it consists of two parts: an indoor air handler and outdoor unit. It is different than the split ductless system in that the heat is delivered to the entire house centrally through a single air handler and air ducts.

This is the most standard type of heat pump and it’s ideal for multiple home types and sizes. Ductwork is required for this type of system.

Geothermal heat pumps

Geothermal heat pumps generate heat by moving a water solution through a series of pipes that are buried horizontally or vertically in loops outdoors. The water is warmed by the constant 50℉ to 60℉ temperature of the pool, ground, or well, and is circulated inside the house. (Here’s how these systems work)

There are a lot of factors that go into having a home that’s right for a geothermal heat pump system. Give Air Control a call to discuss your options and what kind of system would be right for your home.

Getting the right system

The type of heat pump you select will depend on your budget and home heating needs. An experienced technician from Air Control can guide you through the process of selecting the best type of heat pump for your house.

2. Consider your energy-efficiency needs

Another important factor to consider when buying a new heat pump is the energy- efficiency. The efficiency of ductless split systems, as well as air source heat pumps, is measured by Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy suggests buying a heat pump with HSPF of at least 8.5.

A geothermal heat pump’s heating efficiency is measured by Coefficient of Performance (COP). It is recommended that you buy a heat pump with a COP of at least 4.1.

No matter what type of heat pump you have Air Control install, a higher heating efficiency translates into more savings on your monthly energy bills.

3. Make sure you get the right-sized heat pump

As with traditional air conditioners and furnaces, the size of the heat pump matters, and can impact both your comfort and your system’s energy-efficiency. Buying an oversized or undersized heat pump will result in inefficient heating and poor comfort. It can even increase the wear-and-tear on the system!

So, how do you get the right heat pump for your home? That’s where we come in. Give Air Control a call to schedule an in-home estimate. Our expert technician will take measurements of your home and match you to the right heat pump for you and your family’s needs.

Call Air Control for heat pump installation in Mohave County

Air Control is the premier heating, cooling, and home services company serving Lake Havasu City and the surrounding communities in Mohave County. If you’re buying a new heat pump, start by giving us a call to schedule an in-home estimate. Contact us or give us a call at (928) 680-0600.

Why HVAC Annual Maintenance Matters

HVAC Annual MaintenanceJust as an automobile requires regular servicing for optimal performance, your home’s HVAC systems require annual maintenance from qualified technicians to ensure optimal heating and cooling

After all, no matter how expensive is the system or the manufacturer claim that it requires no maintenance, it is bound to incur wear and tear.

Annual maintenance is important for many reasons. If you shrug off the idea of regular HVAC maintenance to save cost or think that it is not necessary, once you read about the benefits mentioned below you will never put off the task again.

Lower risk of emergency breakdowns

The main benefit of annual maintenance is it ensures that the system keeps running efficiently with reduced risk of surprise breakdowns. Only those people that have gone through the experience can realize the agony and pain of a heating or cooling device breaking down in the middle of a frigid winter or sweltering summer.

With an annual maintenance, the odds of an emergency breakdown are greatly diminished.

Lower repair costs

Another benefit of annual HVAC maintenance is that it reduces the repair costs. When you have the system regularly serviced, there will be less need for repairs. The cost that you pay for the annual maintenance will be more than worth it in the end as you won’t have to incur cost of frequent repairs or replacement of the HVAC unit.

Reduced energy bills

Another benefit of annual service of the HVAC unit is that you will incur lower energy bills. A system that is properly maintained will draw less heat to power or cool the room. This will keep the heating bill down resulting in great cost savings for you over the long term.

Safer operation

A faulty HVAC unit poses a fire hazard. The system may overheat and catch fire if it is not properly maintained. Moreover, there is a risk that carbon monoxide gas may leak from the furnace heat exchanger if not properly serviced thereby compromising the safety of the households.

In addition, poorly maintained electric HVAC systems can short circuit that can damage the house wiring and create a fire hazard as well.

Longer equipment life

HVAC systems can last for a long time if they are serviced and cleaned regularly. A single malfunctioning part can cause major damage to the system. That’s why it’s important that you have the system serviced regularly. Regular maintenance will add years to the life of the HVAC system thereby resulting in great cost savings for you.

Call Air Control for annual maintenance of HVAC systems

Do you want help of certified and experienced HVAC technicians in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mohave County in Arizona? If so, you can contact Air Control Home Services for annual maintenance of your HVAC system.

Furnace 101: Why Is My Furnace Cycling (Turn Off & On) So Frequently?

Furnace Cycling TroubleshootingProper functioning of the furnace is important if you want to remain warm inside the house during the winter. One problem that sometimes occurs with the furnace is that it turns on and off frequently, also known as “furnace cycling.”

This is a sure sign that you need furnace repair service from one of the experienced technicians at Air Control Home Services.

Furnace cycling not only results in improper heating but also could damage the unit. Moreover, it could result in increased energy bills, as well.

Below are some of the common reasons why the furnace turns on and off frequently resulting in improper heating through furnace cycling

Faulty thermostat

A faulty thermostat may keep the furnace from turning on and off frequently. If the thermostat is battery powered, you should consider replacing the battery and see if it fixes the problem. In case the thermostat is not battery powered, you should have a professional check the low-voltage wires inside the device.

Wrong location for the thermostat

In some cases, the problem can also be solved by simply relocating the thermostat to a new location. If the thermostat is located close to a heat source such as near the windows, it will sense the house has become warm and shut off the furnace early.

Clogged air filter

Clogged air filter can result in many problems including making the furnace turn on and off frequently. The dirty filter prevents proper air flow. This results in overheating of the system due to which it will shut off automatically as a safety precaution. Changing or cleaning the dirty air filter will likely resolve the problem.

Improperly sized furnace

Lastly, you should keep in mind that an improper sized furnace can result in frequent cycling. The reason is that it will heat the house quickly and then turn off. The frequent cycling leads to overheating problem that could damage the system. Likewise, if the furnace is small it will result in frequent cycling. A professional technician can tell you whether the furnace is too big or small for the house.

This is not a DIY task

Whatever problems that you face regarding the furnace, it’s essential that you let the experts resolve the problem. In no event, should you try to repair the furnace yourself. Keep in mind that furnace repairs is not a DIY task. You need to let the professional take care of all kinds of furnace repair and installation issues.

Furnace cycling? Call in the experts at Air Control Home Services

If you want help of professional and certified furnace technicians in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mohave County in Arizona, you can contact Air Control Home Services. We have a team of NATE certified technicians who can offer you 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for all kinds of furnace repair tasks.

Carbon Monoxide: How To Keep Your Furnace Operating Safely

Regular Furnace Tune Up Prevents Carbon Monoxide PoisoningThe importance of regular furnace tune-up cannot be emphasized enough. Keeping the furnace properly tuned not just ensures efficient operation, it also prevents build up of dangerous gases inside the house. If the furnace is not kept properly tuned, dangerous carbon monoxide gas can leak inside the house.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. Effectively invisible, it’s lethal in sufficient doses.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can result in a number of uncomfortable health symptoms including weakness, dizziness, upset stomach, chest pain, vomiting, and in some cases even death.

That’s why it is essential that you have the system properly tuned by a professional and experienced technician.

How do carbon monoxide leaks occur?

Carbon monoxide leak can occur inside the house in case of a cracked heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is an important component of the furnace that allows transfer of heat from one medium to another.

The heat exchanger inside the furnace consists of metal sheet that is heated once the burner is lit up. Cold air passes outside of the heat exchanger and becomes warm. This warm air is circulated inside the room through the ductwork.

The natural gas that burns inside the furnace to generate the heat produces by-products including carbon monoxide that is kept by the heat exchanger. In case a crack develops in the heat exchanger, the carbon monoxide can leak and circulate through the ducts inside the rooms thereby posing a major health risk for the family.

You can’t normally see or smell carbon monoxide. Also, the crack in the furnace is not easily visible. The only way to detect the leak would be to use a carbon monoxide detector.

How do furnaces develop cracks?

There are many reasons that the heat exchanger can develop a crack. They develop crack as a result of normal wear and tear. Normally, cracks tend to occur about 15 years of use. But if the system is not serviced regularly, the cracks can occur even earlier.

Another cause for the cracks to appear in the heat exchanger is that the furnace is too big for the home. This results in shorter cycling that causes the exchanger to heat up and cool down rather quickly. Eventually, a crack will develop through which the carbon monoxide can leak inside the house.

Also, clogged furnace filter can also cause cracks to appear in the heat exchanger. Dirty or dusty air filter will lead to overheating problem. Overtime this can result in cracks inside the exchanger.

Avoiding carbon monoxide problems

The best way to avoid leakage is to have the furnace serviced regularly by an experienced technician. Consider signing an annual maintenance contract with the furnace repair company to ensure that your system remains in good shape.

If you want to get in touch with technicians in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, and Mohave County in Arizona, you can contact Air Control Home Services.

Gas or electric furnace: Which one is the right choice for your home?

Gas vs. Electric Heater: Which One is the Right ChoiceA home heating system is essential in the winter. Heating systems and furnaces allow homeowners to remain warm and comfortable during the cold months. When it comes to buying furnace heaters, people generally have two choices: a gas or electric furnace.

A number of factors need to be considered when selecting a new gas or electric furnace. Here are just some of the things to consider:

The upfront cost of the equipment

Electric furnaces are generally less expensive than gas furnaces. However, while the upfront cost of the electric heater is generally low, they generally cost more to operate as compared to gas heaters. The operating cost of gas heaters is much less as compared to the electric heaters because they’re more energy efficient.

The cost of operating a gas or electric furnace

The operating cost of a heating device is determined by many different factors, such as the cost-per-unit of fuel and the energy efficiency of the heating device. Electric heaters provide annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of about 95 to 100 percent.

Assuming a 100 percent AFUE, the cost of operating electric heater is $33.32 per million BTUs of heat.

On the other hand, natural gas is usually sold in therms. One therm is equivalent to about 100,000 BTUs. Gas furnaces generally have efficiency ratings of 78 percent and above. For a 100-percent AFUE, the operating cost of gas furnaces comes to around $12.92 per million BTUs.

This means that it is much less costly to operate gas furnaces as compared to electric furnaces, resulting in cost savings for the homeowner over time.

The environmental cost of the furnace

While the upfront price and ongoing operating costs top the list of concerns when buying a gas or electric furnace, it’s also essential to consider the environmental costs when making a purchase decision. When it comes to carbon footprint on the environment, gas furnaces are generally a better option.

Electric heaters, on the other hand, consume more energy, so they present a greater carbon footprint as compared to gas heaters.

While the production of natural gas also results in greenhouse gas emission, the environmental costs are much less as compared to the coal that is mostly used to generate electricity.

Heating performance

Gas heaters tend to warm the room more quickly as compared to electric heaters. This is because the gas furnaces produce maximum heat as soon as the burner starts. On the other hand, electric heaters start to heat a few minutes after switching on the burner.

Is your old furnace at the end of its life? Do you want to install a new furnace in the home? If so, you should give us a call or contact us. Our technicians are licensed to offer high-quality services for repair and replacement of the home furnace.

Should you have Air Control repair or replace your furnace?

Here in Mohave County, winter is well underway. Chances are that you’ve turned on your furnace for the season and it’s been keeping your family warm on these cold nights. But, then, out of nowhere, it stops running. Now, you’re faced with a big decision: should you have Air Control repair or replace your furnace?

It’s a choice that almost every homeowner eventually has to make, especially as their furnace gets older and more prone to breakdowns. In this blog post, we’ll outline some of the factors you should consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your heating system. For either service, Air Control Home Services is your go-to source for HVAC expertise, service, and products.

furnace repair and installation

Air Control handles both furnace repair and installation.

Factor #1: Age of the system

As furnaces get older, they tend to slow down, losing both energy efficiency and their heating performance. Proper maintenance from a certified HVAC company like Air Control can help prolong their life, but most furnaces only last 12-15 years, and some only make it past a decade before parts begin to fail. When something goes wrong and the system breaks down, you’re stuck with a decision: do you repair or replace your aging furnace?

Remember: a new furnace will be more energy efficient and reliable than your aging one, so upgrading to a new furnace—while costing more upfront—could also yield monthly savings on your energy bills for years to come. Plus, fixing your older system is no guarantee that something else—unrelated to the original breakdown—could break, putting you back at square one.

That’s not to say that you need to run out and replace a decade-old furnace just because it’s past that threshold. But, do talk with your Air Control technician about your options. You may find that the costs of keeping an older system running are higher than you might think.

Factor #2: System performance

So far, we’ve been discussing the decision to repair or replace your furnace within the scenario that your furnace is currently broken. But, there are circumstances under which your older furnace is technically working, but it might be a good idea to get it replaced in the near future.

Should you repair or replace your furnace?

If your furnace isn’t heating your home like it used to, it might be time to upgrade to a new furnace.

As we mentioned, most furnaces slow down their performance as they age. Parts don’t move as well as they did when they were new, and your furnace has to work much harder and burn far more energy to create the same amount of heating it once did. Not only is this going to result in a spike on your heating bills, but you’ll start to feel the impacts in your home, including: hot and cold spots, poor air movement, and rooms that just aren’t receiving heat.

If your home is struggling with poor heating performance, give Air Control a call. Our experienced technicians can inspect your system for any problems and give you an honest, no-obligation recommendation on whether you should repair or replace your home’s furnace.

Factor #3: The cost of everything

Air Control offers upfront estimates for all the repairs that we do. When you get your estimate, weigh it against the potential cost of a new system, and then consider the cost of higher energy bills and the potential for even more repairs to pop up in coming years. It might make better financial sense to replace your furnace than to repair it.

One final thing to consider: the furnaces we install come with manufacturer’s warranties that protect the system for a select number of years. So, not only would you be upgrading to a newer furnace that is far less likely to need repairs, but you could also be protected against any repairs that are needed.

Looking for some other factors to consider? Here are some tips on when to replace your furnace from Energy Star.

Repair or replace? Either way, Air Control can help

We offer both furnace repair services and new furnace installation—including ductless cooling and heating systems. If your furnace needs to be repaired or inspected, we offer emergency service at locations throughout Mohave County, including Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Kingman. We’re an official Trane dealer with NATE-certified techs, and we offer free in-home estimates on all new system installations.

Our team can help you decide whether to repair or replace your furnace. To get started, give us a call at (928) 680-0600or contact us online.