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Should I Get My Air Conditioner Repaired or Replaced?

Should I Get My Air Conditioner Repaired or Replaced?

How do you know whether it’s time to replace your air conditioner or simply have it repaired? This is often a tricky question because you may not be sure if the cost of replacement is worthwhile. If you know what to look for, the decision can be an easy one. Use the following guidelines as you monitor the function of your AC and it will be much simpler to decide whether it’s time for a new AC installation.


If you know the age of your AC system, you should find it very easy to make this call. If it is older than 10 years and is acting up frequently, then replacement may be essential, depending on the following factors.

Energy efficiency

An increase in energy bills is always a strong indicator that your AC is deteriorating in its performance. Older systems are also, on the whole, inherently less energy efficient, meaning that a new system will have the added advantage of bringing down your costs.

Cost of repairs

If your system breaks down and the estimated cost of repairs is anywhere above $800, it’s really worth your while to consider installing a new system. This consideration should also be a function of the AC’s age, however. If the system is older than 10 years and the repair quotation comes to $800 or more, then replace it. If it is newer than that, it may still be worthwhile spending that on the repair, as there is a longer estimated lifespan over which to amortize the cost.

These factors will help you monitor your AC system. However, a professional AC technician is the best person to tell you whether repair or replacement is the best course of action. Right Now Air & Solar is a company dedicated to professional heating, air conditioning, and solar power systems. Contact us and let us take a look.