Statistically speaking, some spring air conditioning maintenance services result in finding out you need air conditioner repair or perhaps even replacement. Nothing lasts forever, so it is pretty much inevitable. That means every homeowner should have a plan in place for eventually needing to make the decision of whether to go for air conditioner repair or replacement. Here are a few tips:
- Age of air conditioner– The older your air conditioner is, the more likely it is nearing the end of is useful life. It wouldn’t make sense to invest in air conditioner repair for a system beyond its life expectancy.
- Repair expectancy– Ask your HVAC contractor how much time realistically a repair would extend the life of your air conditioner. If it won’t add enough time, it is better to invest the funds in a replacement unit.
- Future plans– Consider your plans for remaining in the home when deciding between air conditioner repair and replacement. While investing in a new system adds value to the home, if you plan to sell soon, it might not be worth doing. On the other hand, if you know you’ll need a quick sale soon, a new unit may keep your house from sitting on the market for an extended period of time. If you plan to stay put for a long time, investing in new equipment is often the best course of action.
- Energy savings– If you have an older unit, upgrading could provide you with enough monthly energy savings to cover the payment on a new system or cover the loss of interest on your savings. Instead of sending money to the power company, you’ll be adding value to your home and gaining other benefits too.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to have your air conditioning system assessed, reach out to us at Clarksburg Contractors. We will give you all the information you need to be able to make an informed decision between air conditioner repair and replacement for your home in The Blue Mountains, Ontario area. Call today!