Air Conditioner Repair or Air Conditioner Replacement?
- AC Maintenance, AC Replacement, Air Conditioner Tips, Fahrhall, Windsor
At some point, you’ll be faced with a decision. Should you spend money on air conditioner repair or invest in a new AC system. It can be a hard decision to make, so here are some things to consider before making a final choice.
Does Your System Use R22?
R22 is a type of refrigerant that was used in air conditioners but was phased out in 2007 because of environmental concerns. If your system is still using this type of refrigerant, you should know that it can no longer be recharged. If you require any type of repair, it’s best to just upgrade the whole system to a more reliable and efficient AC unit.
Is the System Still Under Manufacturer Warranty?
Manufacturer warranties can help keep the price of repairs low by covering the cost of replacement parts. However, if your AC is no longer covered by a manufacturer warranty and you’re facing a big air conditioner repair bill, it might make more sense to forgo the repair and opt for a replacement instead.
Has the System Been Properly Maintained?
An air conditioner lasts longer with regular (professional) maintenance. If you’ve neglected annual tune-ups and inspections or have moved into a home where previous homeowners ignored the AC, the system might be beyond a reasonable and affordable fix.
Do You Have a Valid Protection Plan?
Installation companies usually offer their customers a protection plan for air conditioners. If you have a valid membership, you can save a significant amount of money on repairs which makes it more cost effective to repair the unit rather than upgrading.
If you’re unsure whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner,
contact Fahrhall to schedule an appointment where we’ll
provide you with an honest assessment of your system.
After evaluating your system, we’ll let you know the costs associated with the repair and layout options for AC replacement. We’ll also be able to provide you with information on manufacturer promotions or talk you through financing options.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists have been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. Our certified technicians are experts when it comes to furnace and air conditioner maintenance and installation, and we take pride in providing outstanding service to the customers and community in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas.