Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning System?

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man relaxing on sofa at homeIf you have an older air conditioning system in your home, you may be wondering if it will get you through the summer months ahead. Many times, people live with an older, inefficient system because of the up-front costs of replacement. However, it can become very costly in repairs and utility bills to keep using an old AC system after it’s past its prime.

But how do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioner? In this article, we’ll talk about some of the things you should consider when contemplating an air conditioner update, and how BC Express can help you. Keep reading below to learn more!

5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Repair or Replace AC

Nobody wants to think about toiling through a long, hot summer without the cool comfort of their air conditioning system. If you’re worried your AC may be headed for a breakdown, here are a few things to think about when considering a repair or replacement:

  1. Age of the Unit: Air conditioners typically last around 15 years. If your air conditioning system is older, out of warranty and requires frequent repairs, it might be more cost-effective to replace it.
  2. Repair Cost: Use the “5,000 rule” – multiply the age of your system by the repair cost. If the result is under $5,000, consider repairing; if it’s over $5,000, replacement may be a better option.
  3. Warranty: If your system is still under warranty, repairs may be covered. However, if your warranty has expired, it may be time to consider replacement if your AC system is operating inefficiently, or frequently breaks down.
  4. Efficiency and Cooling: Has your air conditioning system’s efficiency decreased over time? As air conditioning systems age, they naturally lose some efficiency. If that inefficiency is coupled with frequent repairs and reduced cooling, it may indicate replacement is necessary.
  5. Structural Changes: Have you added to the size of your home? If so, your current AC system may not be the right size for your home’s needs, causing it to work harder and less efficiently. The good news is that you may not need to purchase an entirely new AC system; in many cases, ductless units can be beneficial to spaces in the home that need cooling.

If these seem to apply to your situation, your best bet is to contact a qualified HVAC contractor like BC Express. We can help you evaluate your current system, and if a replacement is needed, we can help you find the right option for your home.

Let BC Express help you get the air conditioner services you need.

Whether you need air conditioning repair, replacement, or maintenance, BC Express is ready to help you. To learn more about our services and schedule your air conditioner appointment, simply give us a call at 732-240-2828. We will provide you with the best HVAC products, along with expert services that help ensure your home is comfortable, no matter the season.

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