Air Conditioner Repair vs. Replacement

Posted On: July 18, 2016

When your air conditioner stops working, you essentially have three options. First, you can do nothing and suffer the heat during Ogden’s hot, humid summers. Secondly, you can repair the issue. And finally, you can replace the unit. While leaving the unit alone really isn’t a viable option, you do have to know how to decide between making repairs and replacing the unit. Here are some considerations to make when trying to decide which is the right answer—and if you aren’t sure, feel free to contact the experts at Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating!

When to Schedule Air Conditioner Replacement

Replacement will always fix the problem, but that does not mean it is always the best or most cost-effective option. Here are some indicators that your air conditioner is better off being replaced:

  • Your unit is 10-12 years old
  • Your utility bills are unexpectedly increasing
  • Your system can’t keep up with the heat
  • The cost of the repair multiplied by the age of the unit exceeds $5,000
  • The repair is close to the cost of a new unit

If any of these signs sound familiar, then putting money into repair is probably not a good idea. You could be spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a system with only another season of cooling power in it. In these instances, replacing the unit is typically the most cost effective option in the long term.

When Repairing Your AC Is the Best Choice

That said, not all problems require replacement. If the problem is only going to cost a couple hundred dollars to fix, and your system is efficient and relatively new, then AC repair can keep it running for a long time, without a big cost. At Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating, our team can help make the necessary repairs to your cooling system.

Get a Professional Assessment of Your AC Needs

If you can’t tell whether replacement or repair is the right answer for your air conditioner, consider having a professional HVAC technician take a look. The experts at Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating are here to help. Our professional technicians will come to your home and thoroughly inspect your system and provide a recommendation for you. Whether we can repair the system effectively or need to recommend replacement with one of our industry-leading Lennox products, you can be confident that you will get the right information to make an informed decision for your Ogden home.

Get in touch with us today online or call (801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215 to schedule your inspection.