Repair or Replace? How to decide?

Repair or Replace?

It’s comforting to have an air conditioner that you can rely on to keep you cool during the hot summer months.  Usually air conditioning systems give years of service, but sometimes it’s more economical to consider replacing your aging unit instead of putting more money into repairing it.  As units age, their efficiency is reduced and they demand more repairs, costing you more money.  If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your current unit, here are some signs that it’s time to replace the aging unit.

 

Age of Air Conditioner Unit 

If your air conditioning unit is 15 years old or older or if your heat pump is 10 years old or older, it is probably nearing the end of its effective lifespan.  Keeping a heat pump unit older than 10 years, or an air conditioning unit for more than 15 years may cost you extra money.

Increased Energy Costs

Is your electric bill increasing more than it should during the hot summer months or cold winter months?  Your aging unit may be suffering from worn pistons, cylinders, valves, or bearings, decreasing its efficiency, draining extra dollars out of your checkbook each month.  If you’re using the air conditioner or heat pump the same amount, but the electric bill is higher, it may be time to look at a new, high-efficiency unit which will help save you money on energy. Many times the monthly payment for your new system can come close to the monthly savings on your energy bill, which means your cost for comfort and reliability is minimized.

Repairs Needed Often

Do you need to call the air conditioner repair company every summer for more repairs to your unit?  Maybe even several times during the summer? More frequent calls for help may be costing you more than replacing your aging unit with a brand new high-efficiency unit.  If your system uses R-22 refrigerant, repair costs may be even higher, since the US has restricted the production of R-22, making it more expensive year after year. A new high efficient system from Complete Heating & Cooling will provide you with years of worry free home comfort, because every system we sell comes with a minimum 10 year parts and 1 year labor warranty!

The House Is Not Cooling Properly, Or Temperatures Are Uneven

Walk around your house and notice the temperature in all rooms.  Is the entire house an even, comfortable temperature?  Or do you notice hot spots even though vents are not obstructed in every area?  On extremely hot days, check to see if your outdoor condenser keeps running non-stop.  If your AC can’t keep up with the demand for cooling, it may be time to replace it.  A cooling system properly installed and sized will help stabilize your home’s temperature. Our team of installers will follow; ACCA Standard 5 for all our installation practices to insure that every system we install assuring our customers a trouble free system and maximum comfortable level for many years to come.

So, how does your system rate?  If you have any concerns about any of these four signs, give us a call and we’ll put you in touch with one of our Home Comfort Advisers who can provide you with options for all your heating & cooling needs.  We can help you determine whether your unit simply needs some repairs, or it’s time to retire it.

If you just need a repair, call Complete Heating & Cooling at (540) 370-4178 as soon as possible to schedule a repair visit.  Our Complete Care Maintenance Agreement is an affordable alternative to home warranty companies that just don’t perform. Our customers enjoy lifetime repair warranties, 15% discounts, and many other benefits too, call us for details. Our prices are competitive and we guarantee your 100% satisfaction.

The decision to repair or replace can be a difficult one.  That’s why at Complete Heating & Cooling, we are here to help you by providing as much information as possible, so that you can make an informed decision.  We also provide free, no-obligation estimates for replacements! Just call us at (540) 370-4178 today or use our online system to schedule a consultation.  Regardless of who you contact, choose a contractor you can trust to provide you with an honest opinion.

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