If your AC unit is blowing warm air, is experiencing frequent breakdowns, or is costing you a pretty penny in utility costs, it is time to consider the Loveland AC repair services provided by Cool Ducts Heating and Cooling. While no one likes fixing their air conditioning unit, hiring a professional can help you get your repairs fixed quickly and help your unit last longer than it will for homeowners that don’t keep up with regular AC maintenance. As a locally owned and operated HVAC company with over ten years of experience working in the industry, Cool Ducts Heating and Cooling has helped many customers keep their AC units running efficiently. One of the biggest questions we get asked is when should a homeowner fully replace their AC unit. Keep reading to learn what to consider when deciding if repairing or replacing is the best solution for your air conditioner.
Questions to ask when considering if Loveland AC repair or replacement is right for you
1. Is the cost of the repair worth the investment?
One of the first questions to consider when deciding if it is better to repair or replace your AC unit is the total cost of the repair. A golden rule of the industry is to multiply the age of your unit by the total cost of the repair. If your calculated number exceeds 5,000, it probably makes more sense to replace the unit than repair it. While the choice is ultimately up to you, this generally applies mostly to older units. Typically it makes more sense to repair a newer unit since an older unit may experience more complications as it ages.
2. What is the age of my air conditioning unit?
In general, an air conditioning unit’s lifespan ranges from 10 to 15 years, depending on the brand, quality, and regular maintenance performed on the unit. Usually, warranties expire past the ten-year mark, so purchasing a new unit may be the best choice for major repairs after ten years. If your unit has not experienced any major issues up until this point, and the repair costs are relatively low, it may still be best to repair the unit. A professional can help you make the right choice for your specific situation.
3. How long do I plan on living in this house?
Another important factor to consider when considering a repair or a replacement is how long you plan on living in your current home. A new AC unit can be an attractive feature for buyers since they know they will not have to worry about replacing it for some years to come. However, many homeowners who plan on moving also decide to choose the repair option since they will not get the benefit of using the new unit if they move. This can reduce the price that buyers are willing to pay depending on whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market, so consider this when deciding which option best fits your situation.
Although these questions show the tip of the iceberg for all the factors you should consider when deciding if Loveland AC repair or replacement is right for you, it’s best to consult with a professional to discuss these important questions.
Also, check out this 5-star review from our excited customer Faye to help make your decision easier.
“From the first phone call to the end of the service, Nick was polite, professional, and thorough. He kept me informed and updated on his ETA. Once Nick arrived, he worked quickly, was respectful, and made sure the A/C worked before he left. I strongly recommend Cool Ducts, and I will definitely hang on to his card for future calls. Thank you, Nick!”