It’s not always so easy to tell. While there are some good reasons to upgrade, it may not be in your best interest to do so right now. On the other hand, you don’t want to keep shoveling money into an old and obsolete system. If you’re having trouble with your air conditioner, but you’re on the fence as to what to do, your first call should be to an HVAC professional, who can advise you. But here are some factors to consider:
When to Repair
So you’ve got a broken down AC on your hands. If yours is under 10 years old, does not require frequent repairs, and is generally in good condition, then it’s probably just a matter of repairs. There is plenty that can go wrong with an air conditioner during the course of its service life. For example, you may find that your evaporator coil gets frozen, your ducts are leaking, or you have a tiny refrigerant leak. All of these problems can be resolved by a professional technician.
When to Replace
The decision to replace your air conditioner is typically done as a result of many factors rather than just one. For example, when recommending replacement to homeowners rather than just repair, we often look at the age and overall condition of the air conditioner, in addition to the severity of the issue. If it’s a major component replacement no longer covered under warranty, for example, and the expense would be a significant percentage of a new system, then it might be in your best interest to replace the AC entirely.
Prevention Is Best
Whether your system is 3 or 13 years old, you’ll want to make sure that it’s in great working order at all times. Fortunately, you don’t have to lift a finger when you enroll in our maintenance plan. Give us a call for further details.
For AC repair or replacement in the Lake Jackson, TX area, you know who to call: Switzerland Air.