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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

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Are you wondering whether it’s time for an air conditioning replacement? Maybe your AC isn’t working and you can’t decide if it would be better to repair or replace your AC unit. Our team from Von’s Heating and Air is happy to help. We’ll usually evaluate your AC based on the following questions, which you can also ask yourself.

How Old is Your Unit?

Most air conditioners last 10-15 years, though most warranties are long gone after 10 years. If your unit is more than 10 years old and you need AC repairs, it might be a better idea to replace it, rather than repair it.

Similarly, older units can struggle to heat well and may use outdated coolant that we can’t get anymore. Even if your unit is working well, problems like these mean that it needs to be replaced if it’s going to cool well for you.

Finally, older units may rely on outdated technology. If you want a very efficient AC unit, you’ll need to replace your old one to achieve that.

Does the Unit Need Expensive Repairs?

If you need expensive AC repairs and you are out of the warranty period on your air conditioner or the warranty won’t cover enough of the bill, it may be better to get an air conditioning replacement instead.

Different people calculate this differently. Some say that you should replace it if the cost of repair is more than half the cost of a new unit. Others follow the 5,000 rule. If the cost of the repair multiplied by the age of the unit in years is more than 5,000, it’s time to replace.

Does the Unit Need Frequent Repairs?

If your AC needs frequent repairs, you might be wondering if you should repair or replace the AC unit the next time there’s a problem. Only you can decide when the cost of small repairs adds up beyond what you want to pay, but this is a legitimate reason to choose air conditioning replacement.

Are Your Energy Bills Going Up?

If your energy bills are climbing, AC repairs likely won’t cut it. You will need an air conditioning replacement, with the latest in efficiency technology, to help you keep your bills low and stay cool at the same time.

When you decide it’s time for your next AC replacement, call us at Von’s Heating and Air right away. We’ll find the right unit for your home, then install it and get you cool before we leave. Contact us to schedule an appointment for any heating or cooling issues you may have. We serve Orange Park, FL and the surrounding areas, and we can even service your beach house with our convenient Ponte Vedra location!

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