Air conditioning is a must-have for most homes around the nation, except perhaps those few that live in extremely cool places with very dry, short, and mild summer seasons. However, air conditioning units do not last forever. Even with good care and regular maintenance, eventually you are going to face a situation dictating substantial repairs.
Eventually, you will be faced with a scenario where you must decide to keep fixing up an older air conditioner or just bite the bullet and go for full AC replacement. Yet, how do you know how to make this call?
There are two good rules of thumb here. First, if an air conditioning unit is more than ten years old, a full AC replacement is a good move. Second, if your expected repair bill is more than half the value of a new one, spring for replacement.
In the case of AC units a decade or more old, replacing it is likely to save you money in the long run given the sheer improvement in energy-efficiency that is now standard among modern models. They are going to run quieter, cheaper, colder, and longer than anything you keep patched up.
In terms of repair bills that are more than half the cost of a new AC unit, consider that if you are facing that size repair bill now, you are likely to get hit with another breakdown sooner rather than later. The two or more repairs might actually cost more than a new air conditioner, so replacing the whole thing saves you that money, regardless of how old the machine is.
The only exception to this second rule would be if the air conditioner is still under warranty and you would not be responsible for paying the full repair bill or even part of it.
We know how critical it is to have your air conditioner working in Arizona, we use them almost all year long. Having a reliable unit that performs at its peak efficiency is a major priority. There is nothing worse than having a broken A/C in the summer (or a broken heater when we are having a rare cold front). Rescue One Air specializes in ac replacement and are here to rescue you from the hot summer sun. Our technicians arrive promptly when dispatched, perform quality and reliable inspections, and offer you affordable solutions to all of your heating and cooling needs. Our priority is to rescue your comfort and piece of mind!