We’ve still got a while to go with our hot weather here in Palm Coast, FL, but if your air conditioning system is on its last legs, you’ll be seeing a lot of evidence of that by now. However, it can be hard to know if your still-operating air conditioner needs repair or if you need to start considering replacement before next year’s cooling season. Replacement is a big decision in which several factors need to be weighed, and our experts have listed here the three biggest factors you need to review when dealing with the repair versus replace situation:
The Age of Your System
Traditional split system ACs have an average lifespan of 10-15 years and heat pumps have an average lifespan of 20-25 years. As a system ages, its components break down because many of the components have the same lifespan as the system. Additionally, an aging system will likely not have the energy efficiency of a new model. These are things to keep in mind during your decision-making process.
The Number and Types of Repairs
Did you know that you’ll make 85% of all the repairs you’ll ever make to your air conditioning system during its last two years? That’s a lot of repair, and there’s going to be a price tag to go with all those repairs. When you couple your repairs with the age of your system, it may not be that worthwhile to keep your current system.
As mentioned above, an aging system will likely not be as energy efficient as today’s units are, but there are other performance problems you may be dealing with. Issues like uneven cooling, poor dehumidification and an inability to reach your set temperature are all issues of performance, too.
Working with a trained expert is a great way to truly assess whether it’s best to repair or replace your air conditioning system. Call the pros at Climate Masters today and schedule an appointment!