If your AC isn’t quite working the way it used to, you may need to choose whether to repair or replace it. An AC is a big investment, so you want to be sure that you are making the right choice. There are a few factors to consider when deciding if you need to repair or replace your system. Continue reading to learn more.
How Old Is Your System?
A well-maintained air conditioner will often last for 10-15 years old. If your system is over 10 years old and experiences frequent issues, you probably need to consider replacing it as this is a sign that your system is on its way out the door. Older units tend to break down frequently and be far less efficient, which makes replacing them the smarter choice.
However, if your system is under 10 years old and experiencing problems, a repair might just do the trick.
How Often Do You Have to Repair It?
As an AC ages, its components begin to degrade and become much less effective. This tends to lead to frequent breakdowns and costly repairs. If you are having to call an AC professional out and pay for expensive repairs every summer because your system fails to keep your home cool and comfortable, you probably need to upgrade your system. In extreme cases, you might realize that all of the repairs your AC has needed end up costing just as much as a brand-new AC!
Note: Air conditioners tend to experience far fewer breakdowns if you keep up with routine maintenance on your system. If you schedule maintenance on your system each year, and you are still experiencing regular breakdowns, your system should be replaced.
If your system is under 10 years old and rarely has any issues, a repair should fix the problem right up.
Is Your Home Comfortable?
A functioning AC is an absolute must when it comes to beating the summer heat. When your system isn’t in top shape, it can leave you and your family feeling very uncomfortable.
If you are experiencing any of the following situations, your AC is failing to keep your home comfortable:
- Some rooms are much cooler than others
- The temperature on the thermostat never seems to match the temperature in your home
- Your home is never cool enough
- Your home is far too humid
- There is an excessive amount of dust around your home
All of the above signs indicate that your AC needs to be replaced, especially if your system is older than 10 years old and experiences frequent breakdowns.
How Expensive Are Your Energy Bills?
If your energy bills are through the roof, that is a sign that your air conditioner is energy inefficient. Extremely high energy bills indicate that your system is struggling to keep your home comfortable. This means it runs constantly and has to use much more energy in order to reach the desired temperature.
While replacement costs might seem high, you can save hundreds of dollars each year on your energy bills just by upgrading to an energy-efficient system.
Call Pyramid Heating & Cooling Today!
At Pyramid Heating & Cooling, our air conditioning experts believe that you deserve to have a safe and comfortable home. A properly maintained, high-performing air conditioner is an absolute must when it comes to keeping your home comfortable, and our team is here to make sure you have just that. When your AC is on the fritz, give us a call. We will arrive promptly, carefully inspect your entire system, and determine the best possible solution. No matter the problem, you can trust that we will offer our honest, professional advice.
We have access to the latest and greatest technology and AC equipment on the market and can ensure you receive lasting repairs or a top-performing AC system, depending on your needs. Our technicians are fully trained and have extensive experience working with all makes, models, and brands of equipment.
We’re not comfortable until you are! Call (503) 783-8488 or contact us online to schedule an AC inspection, repair, or replacement.