AC Repair vs Replacement

Many people ponder, “When should I replace my old air conditioner instead of continuing to have it serviced?” That answer depends on a number of factors.

Air Conditioner Breakdowns:

If you have continuous breakdowns and repair costs, a new air conditioner may be cheaper in the long run.

Air Conditioner Cost:

Newer air conditioners have amazing energy efficiency ratings as compared to older equipment. Today’s air conditioners and heat pumps can achieve ratings of up to 20 SEER as opposed to the old models which may have reached 10 SEER at best when they were new. Why waste dollars?

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating.  A SEER rating is how much electricity the unit will use when running.  The higher the SEER, the less electricity is used.

So when should I replace my air conditioner instead of having it fixed?  Follow the link below to calculate your existing system’s annual operating cost versus the cost of operating a new, high efficiency system.

Cooling Comfort:

Having new heating and cooling equipment in your home brings a piece of mind that can’t be measured. Knowing that your family is comfortable, safe and protected can be worth the cost of replacing your heating and cooling equipment in and of itself.

How long is the useful life of my air conditioner? Just because an air conditioner still runs doesn’t mean it hasn’t passed its useful life cycle. Use the factors mentioned above and decide for yourself.