- Posted by admin
- On May 8, 2019
- AC Tips, air conditioner, Air conditioner replacement, HAMCO, repair
A cooling system is a financial investment and homeowners we speak with often struggle to decide if they should repair or replace an air conditioner. We want to make sure our customers are making the right decision and always offer an honest assessment of their current AC before making a recommendation.
When we assess an air conditioner, we look at a variety of factors, but generally, there are a few indications it’s better to replace an air conditioner than continuing to pay for repairs.
- Age of AC – If your air conditioner is over 20 years old and requires repairs, it’s usually better to invest that money into a new unit. Not only is the system probably at the end of its lifespan, but it’s also using outdated technology. Upgrading to a new air conditioner will improve operation, home comfort and efficiency.
- Warranty Coverage – Manufacturers offer system warranties that cover the costs of replacement parts. Once the warranty ends, you have to pay for parts out of pocket. If your HVAC system is no longer under warranty and requires repairs, it might make more sense to upgrade and have the protection of a new warranty should anything go wrong.
- Maintenance Record – How well an AC has been maintained should be a factor when considering if you should repair or replace an air conditioner. Yearly tune-ups and inspections can actually extend the lifespan of a unit, while a neglected system can suffer a premature breakdown from excessive wear and tear.
If you’re unsure if you should repair or replace an air conditioner—contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling. We offer free, no-obligation estimates for air conditioner replacements and our knowledgeable sales representatives can walk you through your options and answer any questions you may have.
For over 70 years, HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been proudly serving Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas. We believe in building relationships with our clients and exceeding their expectations.