One of the most frequent questions we get is how we know whether an air conditioning system needs to be repaired or replaced. The answer to that question is based on how old your unit is, how much use it gets, how efficiently it cools your home, how much cooling are looking for in your home and how frequently you have your current system repaired. If it’s a small part that is broken, a repair is a no-brainer, but if the refrigerant is leaking, you’re probably better off replacing.
Truthfully, our technicians are able to suggest repairs and replacements because they are all highly-skilled and knowledgeable. Usually, we’ll be able to tell you what’s going to save you money in the long run and suggest a solution-based fix rather than a symptom-based fix.
What To Ask Before Replacing Your Unit
If you’re thinking replacement is the way to go, there are a few questions to ask yourself before you get the process started.
- What’s my timeline? Do you have a whole year before you’ll need a new A/C system? Is this a vacation home or a second home? You’ll want to make sure the timing is right before scheduling this replacement.
- Was the old system sufficient? You may have made changes to your home after the old system was installed. Perhaps you added on or turned the garage into a finished basement. If there’s more to cool, you might need a more robust system.
- What do I want besides cool air? A/C units to more than just cool air these days. You can make your selection based on energy efficiency, clean air and other things that are important to you.
- What else in my house needs replacing? It’s possible you could end up saving time and money by replacing your furnace and A/C at the same time. A skilled—and honest—technician like the ones at SBPHA/C should be able to help you determine whether this is the right move or not.
Contact Our Experts to Get Started
If you’re just starting the research phase in replacing a new A/C system, there’s no better resource than folks who have been doing installations for many years. You can reach us anytime—we’re available 24/7 for emergency service—and we’ll answer your questions, ask you some of our own and get you an appointment.
We are fully licensed and insured in plumbing and HVAC including liability, auto and workers’ comp. We take protecting our customers very seriously at SBPHA/C, which is why we carry far above the legal minimum on all our insurances. With us, your number one investment, your home, is completely protected.