When to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

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One of the biggest questions that homeowners have about their air conditioners is whether it is best to repair or replace them. If you’re one of those homeowners, you have come to the right place. The pros at Crawford have a couple answers for you. Here is a guide on knowing when to repair or replace your air conditioner.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

When deciding between repairing or replacing your air conditioner, it’s important to consider various factors. Whatever you decide, it’s for the good of your AC, so make sure you do your research and think of your needs before you choose to repair or replace. Here are some factors to consider before repairing or replacing your AC:

  • Age

If your HVAC unit is older than 10-15 years old, it is best to replace it altogether. If you decide to repair it or simply replace some of its components, you might have a hard time because of its age. A newer model will be more efficient and save you money on your energy bill.

  • Repair Frequency

A repair or two here or there is inevitable. However, if you notice that your air conditioner needs frequent repairs, you might want to consider replacing your system altogether. It’s better to spend money on a newer, energy-efficient model that will save you in the long-term, rather than invest in repairing a most-likely older model.

  • Is Your AC Well-Maintained

Be honest with yourself about how well-maintained your current system is. Can it last longer because of consistent maintenance? Have you had it professionally inspected before? Have you taken care of your outdoor unit and made sure it is clean? If your AC has not been well-maintained, chances are the repairs will add on and there is a higher likelihood of malfunctions.

  • How Long Do You Plan to Live in Your Home?

Consider how long you plan to live in your home. If you purchase a new AC for a home you’re going to move out of in the next year or so, it’s best not to replace your system. However, if you envision yourself in that house long-term, you should consider replacing your air conditioner.

  • Energy-Efficiency

A lot of older systems might not be as energy efficient as newer models. Consider the energy-efficiency of your current system—do you notice a fluctuation in your energy bills? Do you have trouble maintaining the energy-efficiency of your current air conditioner? If energy-efficiency is a priority and you have tried all sorts of energy-saving techniques with your current system, you should consult a professional about replacement options.

Still wondering whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner? Get in touch with the pros at Crawford today! Our team of experts will be more than happy to help you make your decision. Call us today at 214-271-8800 or schedule a service with us on our website!