Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Replace Air Conditioner

Imagine this scenario. You arrive home on a very hot day and simply want to relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned room. You turn on your AC and notice a strange noise but no cool air coming from it. Your AC has conked out.

What should you do? Should you call someone to repair your AC or is it time to replace it?

While some people might say that installing a new AC will cost you more, that is not necessarily true. Even with higher up-front costs, it might be the most cost-effective solution. To decide which option is best for you, consider some of those factors:

  • Frequent repairs – If you have been calling the repairman more often than you would like, then it may be time to install a new AC. When the frequency of repairs escalates significantly, then replacement is your best option.
  • Serious repairs – Another consideration when you are caught between repairing and replacing is the cost of repairs. A high repair bill suggests a new AC may be cheaper in the long run. If the parts that need to be replaced are major AC parts, a replacement unit probably is best.
  • It is costing you a lot in energy bills – Before you place another call to your AC repairman, check your energy bills. If you find that your energy consumption has increased more than it should have, your AC might be the problem. If it is costing you too much in energy bills, a new AC might be the best choice.
  • It’s 15 years old – Any AC that has been around for 15 years or more is living on borrowed time. If it has survived this long with minimal repairs, then you are fortunate. If the money spent on repairs has spiked recently, it should be decommissioned and replaced with a new one.

These are just some of the main considerations you need to make when you are caught between deciding to repair and to replace your AC. If you are still unsure about what is best for you and your home in Hartford, CT, why not get in touch with a company that can help you make an educated decision on this matter? The company you can trust is Climate Partners Hartford.

Aside from specializing in AC installation and AC maintenance, we also do AC repairs. We can tell you if your AC needs to be replaced with a more energy-efficient one or if repairing it is all you need to do. To get in touch with us and to get our help, contact us at 860-325-4143 so we can schedule you for an assessment.

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