Over time, an air conditioner is bound to become less and less efficient. You might notice that performance has declined or that your air conditioning system is using a lot of energy with every cycle. But does that really mean it needs to be replaced?
Not Everything Can Be Fixed
We know that you hope your AC issue can be repaired at a relatively low cost. But some problems are not worth what you would pay for a repair. Not everything can be fixed.
And sometimes, replacing a big, expensive component of your AC system will only result in a greater cost shortly after, when the rest of the system follows suit and wears out as well. A mismatched system made up of old and new parts can still succumb to issues and will have a much shorter lifespan than a new system with the original components.
When Replacement Is the Best Choice
So when is air conditioning replacement the better choice?
- When a repair would cost half the price of a new system. Often, it’s just not worth it, since the system may only break again in a short period of time.
- When you make a lot of repairs. If you frequently call technicians to work on your inefficient, ineffective system, it may have had problems from the start. Make sure you choose qualified technicians for the new installation.
- When the old system is 10-15 years of age. At this point, the components are deteriorating, and getting a jump start on replacement may help you to save money and time in the long run.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get a Second Opinion
If a technician tells you that AC replacement is the best option, but you just are not sure if that’s truly the case, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion from a technician. Call a local contractor you trust, with years of experience in the industry!
Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for all of your air conditioning needs! We offer AC installation and helpful advice to residents of Montclair and the surrounding areas. Get quality, honest, and excellent service.