As summer approaches, it is important to inspect your air conditioner to ensure it is in proper working condition. If you notice signs of a problem, such as unusual noises or high energy bills, our team will fix the issues in a timely manner. However, in some cases, repairs may be more expensive in the long run than replacing the system. We will discuss your options and help you determine whether to replace or repair the unit so you can stay cool and comfortable all summer long.
Signs You Need to Replace Your System Include:
1. It Is Old
In general, air conditioning systems last around 10-15 years. If your system is older than 15 years, it may start to require lots of minor repairs, which could cost you more in the long run. Thus, if you have an older system, it may be more cost-effective to replace it entirely. While repairs may provide a short-term solution, the system will likely need more repairs in the future. If you want to have peace of mind knowing your system is ready for the summer, it may be a good idea to replace it.
2. It Is Not Energy Efficient
If your air conditioning bills are rising, but your utility company has not raised the rates, it may be that your system is running inefficiently. In order to enjoy lower energy bills, you may need to replace the system entirely. A newer model will be able to run more smoothly, keeping your home cool without driving up your energy bills.
3. The Cost of Repairs Is Higher Than the Cost of Replacement
There is a simple equation you can use to determine if the cost of repairs is greater than the cost of replacement. If the cost to repair your system multiplied by the age of your system is greater than your new AC unit, it may be more cost-effective to replace it entirely. For example, if the repair estimate is $500 and your air conditioner is 15 years old (which multiplies to equal $7,500), and the cost to replace your system is $5,000, then it will be more affordable to replace the system rather than repair it.
Need to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner? Call Trademark Home Services Today at (281) 819-5852!
Trademark Home Services is passionate about providing the best possible services to our customers. We will inspect your system and provide honest estimates so you can make wise decisions. Throughout the process, our Sugar Land HVAC technicians will help determine if repairing or replacing the system is the most beneficial solution. We will get the job done quickly so you can stay cool and comfortable.
Contact our office today to get started with a free estimate.