HVAC Easton: Repair or Replace? Things to Consider

by | Jan 16, 2014 | Heating & Air Conditioning

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It’s the middle of summer and your air conditioning unit is not functioning properly or has quit altogether. If you’re like most people, then you’re operating on a strict budget and may be wondering if you should only repair the unit or invest the money to replace it. Here are a few things to consider that may make it easier to settle on a decision.

Age of the Unit

How old your air conditioning unit will determine if it’s salvageable or not. If you’ve had the unit since the home was built 30 years ago, then it may be time to put it out to pasture. In addition to breaking down more frequently, older air conditioners are not as energy efficient as newer ones. While you may have to invest quite a bit of money on a new machine, you’ll likely earn that money back in reduced energy bills.

Cost of Repair

Sometimes repairing a unit can cost more than replacing it. If you can get a brand-new unit through an HVAC in Easton company for only a few hundred dollars more than the price of fixing your old one, then you are probably better off purchasing a new air conditioning unit. Not only will the new unit work better, it will (usually) come with a warranty. If the machine quits working while under warranty, you can get it fixed without any cost to you as long as the problem is covered under the agreement.

Length of Time in Home

If you’re planning to move out of the home within a short period of time, then repairing the air conditioning unit may be the smarter option. Replacing the unit may not add to much value to the home, especially if you live in a cool clime. On the other hand, those who live in hot areas or are planning to stay in the home for longer than 5 years may want to consider investing in a new unit.

Whether you choose to repair your air conditioner or replace it, working with a professional HVAC Easton company can save you time and money.