At first glance, it may seem silly to wonder when you should replace your air conditioner. “When it breaks down and can’t be fixed” is the obvious answer, right? Actually, there are an increasing number of factors that should play into your decision when you’re weighing whether or not to replace your air conditioner.
So, your AC isn’t working properly. You’ll just call the HVAC repair tech and have him get it fixed up. That can actually end up costing you more than you might think. That’s because replacement parts are becoming more specific, and thus more expensive, and average hourly labor rates are increasing as well. That means even when your existing air conditioning unit could be repaired, often it isn’t the most economical choice to do so. Even for AC systems that may be under warranty, you could end up facing an expensive labor bill, as many warranties cover parts but not repair/labor costs. To top it all off, changing government regulations regarding refrigerants mean that repair may not be an option at all for your unit.
But, the good news is that today’s air conditioning systems are more energy efficient than ever before. In fact, the lowest efficiency available is a solid 14 SEER, and even more efficient units are surprisingly affordable. That means replacing your air conditioner can not only be the more cost-effective choice in the short term, but it will also save you big bucks in energy costs in the long run!
If you’re in need of air conditioner replacement in Katy, DD Mechanical Services is here to help. Our team is standing by to help you determine the relative costs of air conditioning repair versus replacement and then effectively implement the best solutions for your property. Give us a call today to get started.