It’s tough to know whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner.
Here are a few tips that can help you make the right decision:
- How old is your air conditioner? With proper maintenance, your air conditioner can last 15 years or longer. If it’s more than 10 years old, we recommend planning for air conditioning installation.
- Is your air conditioner under warranty? Warranty length depends on manufacturer, but most offer a 5- to 10-year limited warranty for the compressor. Not sure if your air conditioner is still under warranty? You can check its serial number on the manufacturer’s website. This number is printed on a sticker on the side of your air conditioner.
- How much are repairs? If repairs are more than half the cost of a new air conditioner, it’s time to replace it.
- How frequently do you need repairs? If repairs are infrequent and inexpensive, stick with your current air conditioner. If you’re calling us regularly for air conditioning repair, consider replacing it.
- How efficient is your air conditioner? If your air conditioner was installed in 2000, it likely has an 8-10 SEER rating. This rating measures how efficiently it uses electricity to create cooling. New air conditioners are at least 13 SEER, which could save you thousands in utility bills over its lifetime.