Does My Air Conditioner Really Need to Be Replaced?

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When an air conditioning system stops working, many homeowners are most fearful of the possibility of a total system failure. When a technician tells you that your air conditioner needs to be replaced, you may not want to believe it. Air conditioning systems don’t come cheap; however, a new air conditioner will cost you a lot less to run.

So how do you know which is the right choice for your home? In most cases, it’s a personal decision that you should make with your technician. But if your technician tells you that an expensive replacement is absolutely the only option, and you suspect differently, you may decide to seek a second opinion. While it’s difficult to tell without knowing your particular situation, here is a quick guide on when to repair and when to replace.

When a repair will do

Often, only a single part of your air conditioner has failed, and a repair is a definite possibility. Unless the entire system has been destroyed, it’s usually possible to replace a single part of the system, or at least only the indoor or outdoor portion. However, you have to weigh the cost of the repair against the cost of a new system.

When a replacement is necessary

If your system is around ten years of age, it’s bound to fail at some point or another. While you may be able to pay $500 dollars for a repair, this might prove to be a waste of your money when the system fails again in six months. And replacing one half of the system may result in incompatibility and eventual system struggles. Your best bet is to find a technician with lots of experience and a history of positive reviews who will explain all of your options to you.

Replacing a broken down air conditioner is necessary if you want to ensure the continued cooling performance and efficiency you desire. Today’s air conditioners are designed to be more efficient than ever, so replacement is your best bet if you want to save money over your older air conditioner’s monthly costs. Get a second opinion from one of our technicians if you’re still unsure.

Do you need a second (or first) opinion about repairing or replacing your broken down air conditioner in Jacksonville, FL? Give AC Designs Inc. a call. We will deliver above your expectations!