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AC Repair or Replacement: How Do You Know What You Need?

Posted by: Cooper MechanicalWednesday, August 06, 2014

Is it time to pull the plug on your cooling unit? Or is air conditioner repair in the cards?

AC Repair or ReplacementAre you suffering from a cooling unit that’s on its last legs? The decision to chuck your current AC might seem tough at first, but could be your best bet in the long run. Many people make the mistake of prolonging the inevitable when it comes to air conditioner replacement.

Of course the prospect of investing in a new unit might be daunting, and every homeowner wants to get their full money’s worth out of a system. That’s why it can be tempting to continue on with a unit that delivers increasingly poor performance or experiences technical problems as time goes on.

On the other hand, you don’t want to prematurely nix a perfectly good unit if all it needs is a relatively inexpensive and simple fix.

It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. How do you decide what to do? Consider the following factors and see if you lean toward air conditioning repair or replacement:

Creature Comforts

One of the most important tests in this situation is comfort. Do you feel like your quality of life is consistent, or is your HVAC system leaving you or your family sweating? If you can still get a satisfying cooling experience, it’s easier to put up with other things like noise or inefficiency. But that can’t go on forever.

Money Matters

Even if your cooling unit still technically works, it might be time to invest in a new installation in the near future. The reality is, you could be losing money to higher utility bills and more repairs on an inefficient or outdated system. So take a look at the numbers and see if an increase in your HVAC costs is enough to tip the scales.

For more information about air conditioner repair and installation, call Cooper Mechanical Service’s technical experts at 843-626-3689.