Do You Need Air Conditioner Replacement or Just a Repair?

Do You Need Air Conditioner Replacement or Just a Repair?

Categories—Air Conditioning
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When your air conditioner acts up, it can be tricky to know whether it needs a simple repair or something more serious. No matter how many repairs you make, there comes a day when you can’t avoid it any longer—and a complete air conditioner replacement is necessary. S&R Heating & Cooling examines different situations you might face and explains whether you need an air conditioner replacement or just a repair. Whatever the answer, call S&R for the fast and reliable work you can trust: 651-429-0001.

Replace: Your air conditioner is more than 10-15 years old

The average air conditioner lasts between 10 and 15 years, depending on use and how often you maintain it. So if you’ve had your air conditioner for this amount of time or longer, it’s inevitable that a replacement is needed. However, if your system is working fine and isn’t affecting your energy bills, you can probably keep it a bit longer.

Repair: Your AC is making strange noises

While unfamiliar rattling or buzzing is a cause for concern, it doesn’t mean your system is on the verge of a major breakdown. Call the S&R experts so we can look at your system and make any necessary minor adjustments.

Replace: Repairs are frequent, and costs are adding up

If your air conditioner needs consistent repairs, chances are it’s just a matter of time before the entire system needs to be replaced anyway. When you reach that point, it’s best to replace your system and avoid the chance of it breaking down for good.

Repair: Your air conditioner blows warm air

While you never want to feel warm air coming from an air conditioner, there could be many reasons for it that don’t indicate system failure. For example, check your thermostat to see if it’s set to the correct temperature. There could also be other small parts in your system that need to be replaced.

Replace: Your energy bills are climbing with no end in sight

Say you’ve noticed your energy bills have increased since last summer. Are you running your air conditioner more, or is it becoming more inefficient with age? If you have an older system (see above), inefficiency could be the problem. Today’s models are much more energy efficient than those from even a few years ago. At this point, you may want to consider air conditioner replacement, as you’ll be recouping some of the cost from your energy savings.

S&R Covers All Your Air Conditioner Concerns

Still have questions about the best plan of action regarding air conditioner replacement? It’s time to give the Bryant® professionals at S&R a call. Reach us at 651-429-0001 or contact us online.