What To Do When Air Conditioning Repairs Are Too Much

Like most households, yours is probably on a budget, and that budget accounts for seasonal expenses like air conditioning. But what should you do if your expenses rise due to costly and/or repetitive repairs to your air conditioner? It may be time to replace, but there are a few considerations to review before moving ahead with your air conditioning replacement in Madisonville.

Repairing vs. Replacing

This is often the biggest challenge when considering whether or not it is time for an air conditioning replacement: is it better to continue repairing your current air conditioner or to replace it? Only you can truly decide what is in your best interest, but there are some common sense guidelines to follow. First, how much are you really spending on repairs in total to keep your air conditioner going? How does that number compare to the cost of installing a new one? Is it far less or almost the same amount?

Second, are you constantly repairing one particular part repeatedly? How much is this one part costing you overall? If you find yourself repeatedly fixing one part of your AC, it may be in your best interest to see how much this one item is costing you in both time and money.

What Is In Your Best Interest?

Once you’ve taken a good look at your repair expenses versus the cost of a replacement system, ask yourself this: is it in your best interest to keep your air conditioner running with these repairs, or it is better to replace it? If it isn’t completely clear, take things a step further and see what your future spending may look like with your current AC versus a new AC:

  • Energy efficiency – how energy efficient is your current air conditioner – does it have a SEER number of 13? If not, you may be paying more for monthly electricity than you would with a new system.
  • Being “Green” – air conditioners were notorious for emitting lots of greenhouse gases due to use of Freon as the refrigerant. Since 2006, use of Freon in new systems was outlawed and any new air conditioning products produced needed to use a more Earth-friendly refrigerant called R-410A. Does your air conditioner still use Freon?
  • Fewer Repairs – obviously one of the great benefits of a new system is that it will not require the level of repair an older one can. With regular maintenance, you can avoid costly repairs that may have been making a big dent in your wallet.

Are Your AC Bills Too Much? Speak with a Professional

Many factors that should be considered before replacing your air conditioner.

Before making any decisions, call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment with one of our AC replacement professionals.

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