Repair or Replace
In our experience as a leading HVAC service provider, there are several signs that commonly indicate a need for replacement over repair. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Is your AC older than 10 years? While air conditioners that last longer than a decade are not unheard of, chances are that yours will not work efficiently past the 10-year mark, which is when AC systems encounter problems that are not easily fixed. ie: Failures of compressors, Evaporator Coils and/or Condenser coils, all of which are very expensive to replace.
- Repairs, repairs, and more repairs. You shouldn’t have to nickel and dime yourself to death and have constant expenditures just to keep your AC running. This is often what happens considering how much we run our air conditioners down here in South Florida. That being said, you may be better off investing that money into a new efficient AC system, instead of your current (old and obsolete) model.
- High cost of cooling. Yes, we all expect to pay more every summer to deal with the heat and humidity, but if you suspect that your electric bills are higher than most, or they seem to have spiked from one month to the next, then you may want to consider replacement rather than repair. Considering that your AC bill accounts for up to 50% of your utility bills each month, that’s money well saved. A newly installed system may save you up to 40% on cooling costs each month!