Are you experiencing AC trouble? Maybe you’re system has fully shut down or it’s making some weird noises. Whatever it may be, your system needs the maintenance necessary to get it up and running again. The question is — do you need a full replacement or just a repair?
The answer to that question depends on your HVAC unit’s current condition. If you think it might be reaching the end of its lifespan or it has more serious damage, you could be on your way to an AC replacement. When you’re unsure of what to do, Champion AC is here for you! Read on for more advice on whether you should repair or replace your unit.
When You Should Schedule An AC Replacement
The biggest indicator of needing an AC replacement depends on the age of your system. Most air conditioning units can last between 10 to 15 years. If your system is anywhere between that range, it may be time for that replacement. If you’re unsure how old your unit may be, our specialists can let you know during a maintenance visit.
You can also check your system’s energy efficiency. If your system is less efficient over the years, you should replace it to save on your electric bills. Your unit consumes more energy when it can’t keep up with your set temperature. It may take longer to reach your settings or stay on for longer periods of time to maintain it. This will increase your utility bills and you will pay more for your system over time.
To save on expenses in the long term, you can install a new, energy-efficient AC unit in your home!
What You Should Ask If You Need AC Repairs
If your unit is still young and hasn’t been causing major problems, you might be able to get some parts replaced rather than the whole unit. Getting your unit repaired is less expensive and can be done quickly. If you’re between replacing or repairing your HVAC unit, here are some questions you can ask yourself to help determine what service you may need:
- How often does my heating and cooling system break down?
- Are the indoor and outdoor units a matching pair? Do both of them need to be replaced if one is broken down?
- Am I ready for the investment costs of a new AC unit?
Once you’ve considered the severity of the system, you can contact a professional to make a final judgment call about what kind of services you need.
Since we know a unit can start wearing down after 10 years, it would be best to start saving for a new unit before it breaks down. This allows you to comfortably change out your AC unit when it’s still functioning and not while it’s broken down in the middle of summer heat. You can start taking advantage of your system’s warranty on repairs and save money towards that new system over time.
Champion AC Installation Services
If you’re looking for exceptional AC solutions, look to Champion AC! Our team provides AC installation and repairs with affordable financing on new air conditioners. Don’t stress over your HVAC system, contact us for a consultation today!