Every homeowner will end up wondering whether it’s time to replace their air conditioner at one time or another. Whether you moved into a home with an old system or have lived with the same one for many years, it can be difficult to tell if it’s time to get a new AC unit or simply repair the one you have.
Repairing Your AC
In most cases, repairing your AC rather than replacing it is an obvious choice. You wouldn’t replace the whole unit if the motor went bad or the coils froze. With proper maintenance and repairs when necessary, an AC unit should last quite a long time. Even major repairs should be your first option until your AC reaches 10-15 years old.
It’s important to contact your AC company for repair services if your AC stops working, makes strange noises, isn’t cooling correctly or has any other abnormal occurrences. Neglecting repairs can cause further damage and lead to a shorter lifespan for your system.
Is it time for AC replacement?
Planning your home AC replacement is the best way to be prepared for investing in a new system, so you should be aware of what to look for when it comes to signs that it’s time to replace. Signs that your AC is on its last leg include:
- It’s 15-20 years old
- Higher energy bills
- Strange noises and smells
- Poor airflow or inadequate cooling
- Frequent repairs
- It still uses R-22
How do I decide between replacement and repairs?
The best way to decide whether you should repair or replace your AC unit is to compare the costs. In the long run, it’s sometimes more cost-efficient to invest in a new unit rather than continuing to pour money into expensive AC repairs. This is because a new unit will be more efficient and less likely to break down, so the initial investment pays off in the future.
However, not everyone is ready to make such a big investment. In this case, it may be better to repair your AC, which will buy you time to save for a new unit. If you do need help paying for a new unit, check out the My Guy financing options.
Whether you need replacement or repairs, My Guy Heating and Air Conditioning is here to do the job right. We provide air conditioner repair Escondido can trust. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.