Modern air conditioners are designed to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, when properly maintained. However, it is likely that your air conditioner may need repairs before the 10 year mark. But when repairs become frequent and costly, it can be difficult to decide whether you should continue repairing your device, or have your air conditioner replaced altogether. If you’re wondering whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner, here are list of things you should consider:
The Age Of Your Air Conditioner
If you have had your air conditioner for several years, and it is in need of extensive repairs, then it is a good idea to have it replaced. In many cases, it is not worth it to have extensive repairs performed on older air conditioners. Frequent repairs are often a sign that your air conditioner is at the end of its lifespan. Choosing to continue to pay for frequent, costly repairs may end up costing you more money than investing in a brand new system.
Your Monthly Energy Bill
Do you cringe every time you get your energy bill in the mail? Air conditioning and heating already accounts for half of the average household’s energy bill, but if your HVAC system isn’t efficient, it’s likely eating up a bigger portion of your energy usage. While repairs and professional maintenance can promote HVAC efficiency, if your energy bills continue to rise despite efforts to lower them, then the problem may lie within your air conditioner. Upgrading to a newer, more efficient system may seem daunting at first, but it can save you lots of money on your energy bills down the road.
The Size Of Your Air Conditioner
Does your home suffer from insufficient cooling and heating? Are certain areas of your home freezing while other rooms are hot? If so, your air conditioning system may be the wrong size for your home. Not all HVAC systems are created equal, and in order to achieve optimal comfort, your system needs to be the right size for your unique space. If you think your air conditioning system is the wrong size for your home, repairs and maintenance will only do so much. It is a worthwhile investment to purchase a new system.
Contact One Hour Air Largo
If you have a problem with your air conditioner, contact the HVAC professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo today. We can help you decide whether you need to have your air conditioner repaired or replaced. Give us a call to learn more about our products and services, or schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians online.