Even the best air conditioner will break down eventually. While our air conditioning repair services can resolve any kind of cooling problem, costly or frequent repairs may make new installation a better option. These recommendations can help you make the smartest decision for your home!
Air Conditioner’s Age
How old is your air conditioner? Most air conditioners last for about 20 years. If yours is around this age, it’s time to start planning for its replacement.
Repair Frequency of Your Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner is increasingly unreliable, we recommend replacing it. That way, you can avoid interruptions to your comfort.
AC’s Repair Cost
If your air conditioner is relatively new and repairs are only a couple hundred dollars, we recommend fixing it. When repairs exceed half the cost of a new air conditioner, it’s time to replace it.
If your air conditioner was installed before 2010, it likely uses R-22 refrigerant, also called Freon. This coolant is no longer being produced due to its effect on the ozone layer. As a result, it’s extremely expensive to repair refrigerant leaks. We usually recommend replacement in this instance.
Does your home feel sticky or suffer from hot and cold spots? Your air conditioner loses efficiency as it ages and may struggle to keep you comfortable. New air conditioners are more energy efficient than ever, which can keep you cool while keeping your energy bill in check.
Air conditioners require routine service to keep them running properly. If you’ve been neglecting air conditioning maintenance for years and your system is getting old, we recommend replacing it. Once you have your new air conditioner, keeping up with service will lower the chance of breakdowns, may boost efficiency and may even help your system last longer.