Your air conditioner works hard every year to provide you with the cooled air you need, even during the hottest and most humid days of the year. When your air conditioner experiences a problem, your HVAC contractor may be able to perform repairs or replace your unit entirely. Continue reading to learn about different signs which can indicate that one choice is better than the other.
Repairing Your Air Conditioner
In general, an air conditioner that is under 10 years of age should at least be diagnosed by a professional heating contractor before you make the decision to replace it. While it is true that newer units can be up to 60 percent more efficient, you may find that your existing air conditioner has a bit of life left in it. If your home is already energy efficient, repairing your A/C unit may be the most economical option.
Replacing Your Air Conditioner
A well-maintained air conditioner should not experience recurring issues. A service call or two throughout the lifetime of an air conditioner should not be cause for replacement. However, an air conditioner that experiences frequent problems is not operating at peak efficiency, and this will cost you every month on your utility bill. Air conditioners that are greater than 10 years of age or that have not been maintained throughout their lifetimes are definite candidates for replacement. In addition, if your A/C experiences a major issue, such as condenser failure, then you may want to discuss replacement options with your heating contractor.
If you have concerns about your current air conditioner and would like to know if it is a better choice to repair it or replace it, contact Greenwood Heating & Air at (206) 734-3370. We can help determine if your air conditioner is worth repairing. You can also visit us online to learn about our full range of air conditioning and heating services.