If your air conditioner is broken now or breaks down during the summer, one of the most difficult decisions can be whether you should repair it or replace it.
In general, repairing your air conditioner will be much cheaper and better in the long run. However, there are a few important factors you should also consider.
When properly maintained by a trusted air conditioning company, air conditioners can last up to 20 years. However, if you did not regularly maintain your air conditioner, it will likely only last 10-15 years.
So if you have made sure your air conditioner was tuned-up each year and it hasn’t quite reached the 15-year mark, repairing is a safe bet.
If, on the other hand, you didn’t maintain your air conditioner and it is over 10-years old, you are probably better off with a new unit. Otherwise, you could end up with a constant flow of repairs.
In addition to fewer repairs, the other way a new air conditioner can pay for itself is by increased energy efficiency.
While exactly how much you can save depends on many factors, if you have an old air conditioner, new models can be up to twice as efficient (cutting your cooling bill in half.)
Some other things that might influence your decision to repair or replace your air conditioner may include:
This decision is a big one. If you need help making it, give us a call. We’ll give you straightforward and honest advice. You can also schedule a free, in-home estimate online if you want to see how much a new air conditioner will cost you.