Repairing vs. Replacing Air Conditioners

Here are some ways to determine whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner!

Think about your AC’s age.

Age plays a critical role in determining whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner. Experts advise taking the age of the unit and multiplying that by the repair cost — if the number that you come up with is greater than $5,000, you should consider replacement as opposed to repairing your AC again.

Age is the main factor, but there are others. Aside from considering your AC unit’s age, there are other important factors to think about. You should think about how frequently you have to make repairs — is it more than once or twice a year? Or, is your unit older and in need of costly repairs? If so, it might not be worth the time, money, and effort to repair it.

Also, you should consider how energy efficient your current model is. Energy Star does recommend upgrading your unit to an energy-efficient one if your current AC is ten years or older.

Thus, an AC unit’s age, potential cost of repairs, and energy efficiency levels are all worth taking into consideration when you are trying to decide whether to replace or repair your unit. This can be a tricky decision, but a little research and time can go a long way.

Contact the Commercial Heating Experts at Robert B. Payne, Inc. Today

Do you have further questions about repairing versus replacing your air conditioner? If so, it’s time to contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. today at 540-373-5876. Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc. our team of AC specialists is here to impart their well-earned wisdom and expertise. The Robert B. Payne, Inc. team is always more than happy to help answer your questions and offer our assistance. We look forward to speaking with you!