Should I Repair or Replace My AC System?
If you have an air conditioning system that’s at least 10 years old, it’s hard not to ponder the “repair or replace” question, especially if you value the cool air your system continues to provide.
But here’s the thing: even though it’s still working, how would you compare its performance to when it was first installed, assuming you can even recall? We can help with that one – on average, a 10-year old AC system is only about 60% as energy efficient as it originally was. Which means that now, you’re paying considerably more to cool your home than you once did and, for some people, that’s reason enough to replace the old system.
Looking for some others? Here are some additional reasons our customers opt to replace their AC system without waiting for it to completely fail:
Uneven distribution of cool air
An AC system that was properly designed, installed, and maintained will distribute cool air equally throughout your home. If, on the other hand, you’re experiencing uneven temperature distribution, general wear and tear could be the reason why.
Mounting repair bills
Remember that car you hung onto just a wee bit too long, and finally called it quits when you received yet another repair estimate, but one you decided just wasn’t worth it? If you hang onto your AC system long enough, you’re bound to experience déjà vu.
Air conditioning systems are designed to operate as quietly as possible. But if yours isn’t so quiet, chances are you have a repairable situation on your hands. Maybe, for example, a fan bolt has come loose in your outdoor condensing unit OR there’s a problem with air distribution that is causing a knocking or banging sound inside your air ducts.
High indoor humidity
When AC systems age, they also gradually lose their ability to remove excess humidity from your home. We can help you solve that in one of two ways: install a whole-house dehumidifier or – you guessed it! – replace your AC system before the problem grows worse.
Having problems with your AC system? Well, from where we sit, we have no idea how to advise you “repair or replace” wise. So, for a professional opinion you can count on, contact Correct Temp today for a thorough system examination. No matter what we recommend, you can count on an upfront price quote and the best service around.