- Age of System
If your unit is 12 years or older, you may need to consider a replacement. Many older system use Freon refrigerant, which is being phased out and is expensive. These systems are much less efficient as well and often have higher repair costs.
- Frequency of Repairs
If this is your third or more major repair on your unit, it’s time for a full replacement.
- Cost of Repairs
You should consider replacement when the costs for repairs are more the 50% of what it would cost for a new unit. High end, newer units can seem pricey, but are more efficient and save money over time.
- Extent of the Problems
If there are minor problems, such as an electrical problem or clogged drain line, that wouldn’t be something you would need to replace your system over. But if you had problems with the blower motor, compressor, or condenser coils, you would need to consider whether it’s worth it to repair or replace.
- Efficiency of the Unit
If your unit has less than 13 SEER or less than a 10 EER rating, your system is costing you in efficiency each month. Newer units have up to 250 SEER efficiency ratings, reducing monthly costs significantly.
- Size of the Unit
An over-sized unit constant cycling leads to poor humidity control and premature failure. If your system was installed properly and professionally using heat gain calculations, the unit will last longer and run more efficiently.
We are offering a 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty on any new Air Conditioning system! We would be happy to put together a free estimate on new equipment, as well. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today.