Friday, June 14, 2013

Air Conditioners: Replace or Repair?

Summer is almost here, and our air conditioners are more important than ever to keep us cool and comfortable in our homes. However, if your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be in as good of working order as it should be, you might be finding yourself facing a dilemma regarding your unit: fix it or replace it. 

One of the easiest ways to determine if you should get a new air conditioning system is to determine how long you’ve had it. While today’s air conditioners are as efficient as they’ve ever been, they still need to be replaced about every 10-12 years. This time frame could vary depending on how often you use your air conditioner and how big or small your home is, but this tends to be the general lifespan of an AC unit. So, if it’s been about a decade, and your unit is having issues, this might be a tell-tale sign to upgrade.

Another obvious sign that you probably need to replace your air conditioner is if it breaks down… constantly. If you find that you’re calling a repairman more than once a season, odds are, the problems are going to keep coming. If your need for air conditioner repair gets really bad, air conditioner replacement can actually save you some money by eliminating the need for costly repairs.

If you’re having repeated problems with your air conditioner, stop and think about how much money you’ve spent to have it fixed each time. You may not realize it, but there’s a pretty good chance that buying a new unit altogether is actually less expensive than getting it fixed time and time again. 

A new system will require far fewer repairs and will run much more efficiently. In fact, replacing an aging and worn out air conditioner can actually have a number of benefits. New units are more energy efficient than old ones, which means you won’t be spending as much money on your electric bill each month. Brand-new air conditioners also improve the air quality of your home and produce less carbon emissions than old ones. 

Whether you decide you need a brand new air conditioning, want to repair the one you have, or even just have your unit inspected, Arctic Fox Air Conditioning and Heating can provide all the services you need. Call us at 623-533-5718 for information and to get started today.