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Repair or Replace? How to Decide for Your Air Conditioner

Whenever an air conditioner breaks down, you have to determine whether the cost is worthy it this time, or whether your system is in need of a full-bore replacement. Usually, you don’t need to ask that question until your existing air conditioner is more than 10 years old, but with summer on the way here in Hammond, LA, an older system may be put to the test sooner than you’d think. Ideally, you should make a determination now before trouble arises, but in the event you face an expensive repair bill, you may need to make the call on short notice. Every case is different, of course, but here’s a few tips to help you make the determination.

Schedule a Maintenance Session

A smart way to spot a burgeoning repair and determining if the repair in question is worth spending money on is to schedule a maintenance session with a qualified repair technician. The technician will give the system a full inspection and make little fixes to help improve functioning: something well worth the money no matter what condition your AC is in. But among its other benefits, a maintenance session will also allow the technician to determine if some big meltdown is coming and give you the option to replace the system before that happens..

Frequent Repairs are a Warning Sign

If a repair is necessary, there’s two ways to look at it. The first is to determine the expense of the repair, which may lead you to determine that the system isn’t worth fixing. The second option is to ask yourself how many times this system has been repaired in the past year. If it’s been more than once or twice, you may well be throwing good money after bad, and installing a new system may be preferable to repairing the old one.

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