Repair vs Replace: At What Point Should You Replace Your System?

Even the best-engineered air conditioning system will only last between 15 and 25 years. How will you know when it’s time to repair or replace your system? Here are some signs to look out for.

1. Unusual Sounds

Clunking, squealing or grinding sounds are a sign that something’s seriously amiss with your motor, your fan or your blower. Those types of repairs can be very expensive. If the cost of those repairs comes to more than half the cost of a new AC and your current system is more than a decade old, it’s probably wise to think about getting a replacement.

2. Your Compressor Keeps Breaking Down

The compressor is another AC component that is costly to replace and install. If you have ongoing issues with your compressor and coils and your AC system is old, replacing the entire system may be the most cost-effective solution.

3. Your Home Isn’t Cool Enough

If you can’t feel any real change in the temperature, something may be wrong with your AC system or the duct system that carries and distributes cool air throughout your home. The problem could be something relatively minor like a malfunctioning thermostat or a disconnected duct, but it could also be a serious issue like a damaged motor. If it’s the latter, a replacement may be the option that will save you the most money in the long run.

4. Your Energy Bills Are Going Up

Soaring energy bills are a sign that your air conditioning system is operating inefficiently. This is a common occurrence in an older cooling system. Upgrading your aging system to one that’s more efficient may be able to cut your cooling costs by as much as 25%.

Contact the AC Replacement Specialists

Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach, FL, can help you find a replacement AC system that will meet your unique needs. We also handle AC repairs and preventative maintenance as well as heating system repairs, installations, and maintenance. Contact our office today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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