It’s been a hot summer for the best of us, and you’ve likely been working your air conditioner pretty hard. If it has recently stopped working or has been working inefficiently, you might be considering scheduling a repair or replacement.
Here are a few ways to determine whether you need an air conditioning replacement or repair:
- How old is the unit? One of the most basic things to consider when deciding between an air conditioning replacement and repair is the age of the unit. Most modern air conditioning units will last up to 15 to 20 years before you need to have them replaced, while older models might last closer to only 10 years. If you haven’t had your air conditioner for too long, it could be possible that you only need a few repairs.
- How many times have you had it repaired? Another way to determine whether you need an air conditioning replacement or repair is by looking back on how many times you have had the unit repaired. If you have had to schedule more frequent repairs recently, this is usually a good sign that you need a full replacement. It will also be better for your budget.
- What is the problem? There are certain degrees of issues that can determine whether you need an air conditioning replacement or repair. If your unit starts making strange noises, it’s likely that you only need a repair. If the unit starts making strange noises and starts blowing out heat every time you turn it on, then you more likely have a larger issue that could call for a replacement.
No matter the issue you’re facing with your air conditioner, you shouldn’t have to weather it in this end-of-summer heat. Don’t hesitate to call us at Cook’s Heating & Cooling, so we can help you determine which solution is best and get your house back to a more comfortable temperature.