Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?
The average age industry experts say an air conditioning system lasts is about 15 – 20 years, that is if it has been properly maintained and cared for. In reality, some homeowners have air conditioning systems that are the same ages as their houses, 30 and even up to 40 years old. That may impress you, but the fact is, an AC system that old is wasting energy and money. It may be time for an AC repair or even an AC replacement, at that point.
Aside from age, there are other factors that can affect the longevity of an air conditioner, such as extreme environments, like the Sun Valley desert. Adverse conditions can cause parts to prematurely deteriorate in as little as 7 years.
Yes, there are guidelines to help us, but there is no magic number of years to say when you should replace your AC system. There are telltale signs we can consider, though, when it comes to AC replacement vs. AC repair.
3 Reasons to Consider AC Replacement
Benefit #1 of replacing your AC? A newer air conditioner will perform better and at greater energy efficiency, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars in wasted utility costs. – No one needs to tell you the hot Arizona climate gives your air conditioner a workout. Greater use equals more wear and tear on every component. Regularly scheduled AC maintenance certainly helps avoid premature equipment failures, but the normal aging process will occur. As parts get older, efficiency decreases, which means the costs to operate the AC will increase.
Benefit #2: Statistically, older air conditioners break down more often. When it’s 110 degrees outside in Fountain Hills, it’s not only uncomfortable but unsafe to have an unconditioned home. It’s risky to keep running an outdated air conditioner, but unexpected AC repairs can also mean big bucks. Be proactive and schedule an appointment today with the pros at Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling to learn how a new AC replacement can save money and bring greater peace of mind.
Benefit #3 to new AC replacement vs. an AC repair: The older the AC the more expensive it is to maintain. Constantly putting “band aids” of AC repairs on an old unit just isn’t cost effective in the long run. A comfort system is one of the largest investments you make in your home, so getting the greatest value is very important to your future financial health. If your annual repair costs are exceeding operating costs, AC replacement is probably a better choice.
Call Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling for Your AC Needs
The professionally trained Comfort Specialists at Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling are ready to meet with you today. We have the knowledge and expertise to evaluate your current AC and help you make the most economical and practical choice regarding an AC repair or AC replacement. Don’t delay. Call today.