When your air conditioner isn’t working properly, your home can get
very uncomfortable, very quickly. Your first thought may be to have the
AC unit repaired, but after a few repair phone calls you’ll likely
start to wonder if it’s time for an air conditioner replacement.
This guide will help you understand a few key factors to consider when
deciding to replace your air conditioner unit.
The Age of the Air Conditioner
Generally, air conditioner units will be eligible for a replacement after
about 15 years of operation. However, the lifespan can be significantly
shorter or longer depending on how well the system is maintained. While
a $1000 repair may be the best choice for a 5-year old unit, you may be
better off replacing a 10-year old unit with the same issue.
The Type of Malfunction
Some HVAC issues can be relatively simple to fix, and can repair the unit
to full working order in no time. Other issues, however, can be far more
complex and expensive to repair. Serious issues like refrigerant leaks
may be cost-prohibitive to fix, so replacement is the best long-term option.
Increasing Repair Costs
In some cases, the annual cost of repairs for an AC unit can become very
expensive. If you find that you are regularly spending $1000 or more each
year on AC maintenance or repairs, you’re likely better off replacing
the entire AC unit. This is particularly true if you are experiencing
the same issues year after year.
Loud or Inefficient AC Units
Since central air conditioners can last for many years, a large number
of homes are outfitted with old, out-of-date models. These older units
are less energy efficient than newer models, and are frequently much noisier.
Upgrading to a newer unit can make your home cooler and quieter, while
using less energy.
Considering an Air Conditioner Replacement? Call Today.
These are just some of the factors that should be considered when deciding
whether to repair or replace your air conditioner. When you call Correy
Baker Heating and Air, our Murrieta HVAC experts can learn about your
unique needs and help you decide on the best AC solution for your home.
Whether you need AC repairs, AC replacement, or a completely new air conditioner
installation, you can count on our team to get the job done right.
Trouble with your air conditioner? Call our experienced HVAC team today
at (951) 419-4146.