When to Repair or Replace Your Air-Conditioning System

Air-Conditioning, Air-Conditioning ServiceYour air conditioning and heating systems can be one of the most expensive purchases you make for your home. To keep expenses down, homeowners often repair when they should replace or replace the unit too soon.

How can you tell the difference? We’ve broken down some tips to ensure you make the most of your air-conditioning unit. If you’re still unsure about which practice is best, feel free to contact us today for more information.

 

Repair Your Air Conditioner

It is obviously more economical to repair your air conditioner than it is to replace it. There are three factors you should consider when trying to decide if you should repair your air conditioner.

  • Life expectancy of the unit
  • The efficiency of the unit
  • The current condition of the unit

If your air-conditioning unit is less than 10 years old, then you still have time to repair rather than replace. Oftentimes, the age of the unit will determine the efficiency and current condition of the unit. The best way to determine if you need a repair or replacement is to contact your local air-conditioning technicians. A specialized technician will inspect your air-conditioning unit from coil to filter to ensure that it is still running at its maximum potential.

Replace Your Air-Conditioner Unit

Some homeowners adhere to the old standby, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, the world of air-conditioning systems have changed and new upgrades have allowed homeowners to save more on energy bills, find better ways to cool the home, and reduce allergens in the air. Here are few signs that it is time to replace your air-conditioning unit:

  • Your air-conditioning unit is more than 10 years old
  • Your furnace/boiler is more than 15 years old
  • Your equipment requires frequent repair or service
  • You notice an increase in your energy bills
  • Some rooms are home while others are cold
  • Your home has humidity issues
  • You home has excessive dust
  • Your air-conditioning unit is noisy

How to Avoid Repair and Replacement

What is the best way to avoid repairs and replacement? Maintain your air-conditioning unit with the following tips for a more efficient unit:

  • Complete an air-conditioning service tune-up once every 6 months
  • Replace your air filter once a month
  • Contact an air-conditioning technician at the first sign of trouble spots
  • Remove excess debris from around your air-conditioning unit

As the summer sun heats up around Jacksonville, Florida, it is time to start taking a good look at your air-conditioning unit. The more efficient your unit, the less overtime it will have to work this summer.

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