When to Get an AC Repair Vs. When to Buy a New AC Unit
Experiencing the need for an AC repair can be a frustrating experience, especially if the cost of replacing parts is seemingly as much as buying a new air conditioner. Sometimes, it may be a small fix and not require much work. However, if you have an older unit, it may be time to consider replacing it versus getting an AC repair. With the improved efficiency of newer units, you could end up saving a lot more each month on utility bills as well, so the upfront investment could pay for itself in a short amount of time.
Air conditioners, as with all technology, are built better and better each day. The models that are currently on the market offer a variety of features that most likely weren’t available when you were purchasing your current air conditioner. Those features can include better efficiency, protected coils, new refrigerant, a digital display with easy-to-read icons, remote control access, less noisy units, etc. Even where your air conditioner is installed can have positive benefits, including extended life span, limited damage to other areas of the home due to leaking, and easier access to the unit’s air filter making it simpler to change every three to four months, as is recommended.
With these guidelines, we hope it will be easier for you to know what to do about replacing your air conditioner as opposed to getting an AC repair. We will work with you to let you know different pricing options and what our recommendations are to help you get the most out of the money you spend. Most importantly, we are here to make sure you stay comfortable year-round and will help you decide on the best options available.