You’ve been through a lot of hot, humid summers with your air conditioning system, but you’ve recently started noticing it’s not performing up to your standards. Is it time to part ways with your older system? Ask your local technician for advice and consult our quick guide.
When to Repair and When to Replace
In general, you should trust the advice of a qualified technician when it comes to deciding whether repair or replacement is a better choice. A good technician won’t try to force you into an install if it is not necessary. Your contractor should explain all of your options to you so that you feel confident making a decision either way.
An inexpensive repair or even several inexpensive repairs in a year may not be too much of a big deal. With proper maintenance and regular air filter changes, an air conditioner may last well over a decade, so a one-time repair for a system around this age may be worth the cost. Here are the signs that AC replacement is a better choice.
- You have to make repairs far too often. Replacing the components of the system part by part is more expensive in the long run than replacing the whole thing at once. This is a sign that the components are failing for good, and it’s better to replace the whole system at once since the parts are designed to work together efficiently.
- A technician informs you that the repair cost will be half the price of a new system. At this price, replacement will likely prove more cost effective over time, since the replacement system will last for longer.
- You want better efficiency from your system. New air conditioning systems are designed to operate efficiently, so a replacement system will likely perform a lot better than your older AC did. You may see a significant drop in your bills right after installation.
When you call the air conditioning experts at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co., you can expect quality service at a fair price. Call our team for services in the Richmond Hill area.