Through the long spring and summer month, air conditioners work hard to keep your home cool and comfortable. The air conditioner’s non-stop running often takes its toll and leaves your unit with a lot of wear and tear that may leave you needing repairs. Some issues can be identified and resolved with a yearly spring clean and check, but what happens when the unit is a little too far gone? The perception on many endeavors like this is that it is cheaper to repair something than replace it. But that isn’t always the case. In many cases, it is more cost efficient to replace the air conditioning unit entirely, but when do you know it’s time? Here are some tips to help you decide whether to replace or repair.
The first thing you should consider is the cost of the repair. If the cost difference is small either way, it is the perfect time to consider a replacement. Newer, more efficient units nowadays will save you money in energy costs in the long run.
Age of the unit
This decision may be the easiest one to make. If your current unit is old that is a good indicator that it isn’t only inefficient but will be more expensive to repair. If the unit is newer, however, this becomes a harder decision. Weighing your options, consider how long you have had the unit, the cost of the repair and the amount of value you have gotten from the unit and the projected value you still have left to gain.
If your unit has been causing headaches from the beginning, why not take the opportunity to replace it now? Costly repair after repair won’t lead to anything but frustration and more wasted money. Your best option in this situation is scraping your faulty unit and investing in a newer, more efficient and reliable system that comes with a scheduled maintenance clean and check to make sure all systems are a go.
Energy Star Efficiency
If you do decide to purchase a new unit, consider its energy star rating and make sure the unit will be a reliable one. For any questions about your AC repair, give Bryant a call and schedule a few quote for air conditioner issues.
Keep an eye on the costs typical for running your HVAC unit. Factor in repairs, energy bills and age of the unit to decide if it is time to upgrade. Ultimately, your unit should be making your home comfortable, if some rooms in the home are too hot or too cold, that is an obvious sign your unit is not working properly and needs some attention.