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Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner? What Should I Do?

When your air conditioner seems to be working well, it’s easy to miss the small issues. But minor problems, when overlooked, can escalate into major breakdowns that might need you to have your system repaired, or worse, a replaced. As your system ages, it becomes less and less reliable and efficient. It’s harder for AC units to keep up with the demand for cooling and heating. This is why we always advise owners to stay ahead of possible repairs and replacement through scheduling regular maintenance. Being proactive about repairs and replacements can also spare you from untimely and stressful system breakdowns. Most home and business owners are asking: when should I consider repair and how can I tell if I need a replacement? When weighing your options between repair and replacement, it’s best to know some of the signs.

When A Repair Is Necessary

If your air conditioner is fairly new, about less than 10 years, and hasn’t gone through major repairs in the past, a quick, less costly repair can be enough rather than purchasing a replacement. If your system needs repairs, make sure you contact a professional and certified air conditioning technician immediately and let them handle the job for you. Operating your air conditioner without resolving its issues may cause further damage.

  • Signs your system needs repair:
  • Blasting warm air instead of cool
  • Frequent cycling
  • Odour
  • Noisy operations
  • Poor air flow

A rule of thumb in considering either a repair or a replacement is to find out the costs. If the repair cost is 50% less of having your unit replaced, and your system has not had frequent repairs in the past, an air conditioner repair is a reasonable option.

When to Consider Replacement

One of the most common reasons for replacing your air conditioning system is age. If you own an older unit, you will notice that it becomes less reliable and efficient over time. Older AC’s have to work extra harder to keep up with your demands, and this translates to higher power bills. A new, energy efficient air conditioner will help you save on costs and won’t let you down when it comes to performance. If you’re looking for new air and efficient air conditioning models, contact us and discover more options.

  • Other reasons you might need a replacement include:
  • Frequent breakdowns
  • Noticeable leaks
  • Uneven temperatures
  • Operational noise

It may not be easy to recognise that you need a replacement, but just having your unit checked by a licenced professional will give you an idea of what you should do. You can ask a technician to inspect and appraise your air conditioner’s efficiency and reliability and find out if your unit can be repaired or if it’s better to have it replaced. If you need reliable and service-oriented installation, repair, servicing and maintenance in Tweed Coast and Gold Coast areas, you can count on Cold Front Air Conditioning. Contact us at (07) 5524 4439 to know more.

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