It’s only June, so temperatures haven’t reached their hottest yet. There’s still time to get a new A/C system before the real heat sets in…but do you really need one?
If your air conditioner is getting on in years, the professionals at R & R Heating & Air can determine if it is more cost-effective to repair your existing system or replace it.
Calculating Cost Efficiency
Nearly any A/C system can be repaired, but in the long run, frequent service calls from your HVAC technician may be more expensive than a new unit. Here’s how we calculate your most cost-effective option:
- Determine the age of the A/C unit. We typically do not recommend replacing an air conditioner if it has been running for less than 60% of its expected useful life. Since most air conditioners are built to perform for 15 to 20 years, on average, a unit must be 9 years old or older before we consider replacement.
- Determine the cost of repairs vs. cost of replacement. If the necessary repairs exceed 25% of the cost of a full replacement, then we recommend a new A/C unit.
If your budget is tight, repairing your existing unit may be your only affordable option at the time. However, A/C replacement can often start to pay for itself in lower utility costs as new units are increasingly more energy efficient.
Selecting a New Air Conditioner
If you need a new air conditioner, the HVAC professionals at R & R Heating & Air can help. We provide free consultations to help you choose the brand and size of unit that will provide the best performance for your residential or commercial space, and we provide warranty-backed installation service.
To Learn More About Your A/C Repair Or Replacement Options, Contact Us Today.