Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning Unit?

 In Cooling, Residential HVAC

When it’s 32℃ outside and 30℃ inside, you know it’s time to check your air conditioning unit. No one wants to live in a sweltering home, and your team at work will not function well in extreme heat — in fact, in some cases it isn’t permitted by law.

The question is, should you repair or replace your AC unit? At Therm-All, we hear this question a lot. Here are our expert tips on how to make the decision to repair or replace:

Older Machines Suck Energy

    • Air conditioners that are 12 years or older are going to use a lot more energy to operate than the new models. Newer, energy-efficient models use substantially less energy (20-40% less energy than older models) and this will result in lower bills for your home or business.
    • A new air conditioner can save you 20-40% on your monthly bills.


Regular Repairs

  • Air conditioners that require regular repairs may have reached their end of life. The cost of having a repairperson visit your location and spend time repairing your unit can really add up.
  • Repairing and replacing parts in your air conditioner can cost hundreds of dollars, every time a repair is needed.


Cranking the AC

    • Air conditioners that require constant temperature adjusting to keep your home or business cool are not efficient and are no longer operating effectively.
    • Constantly adjusting your thermostat is annoying and if the unit is turning and off frequently then it is no longer efficient.


Resale Value

    • Prospective homebuyers want to buy a home in good working order, and if they see that your air conditioning unit or entire central air system is old and in need of an upgrade, it may result in their offering a lower-than-asking price for your home.
    • Installing a new, energy-efficient air conditioning unit or central air system in your home will show your potential buyers that you have taken care of and invested in your home — and it won’t be a reason to offer less than your asking price.

Contact the team at Therm-All today to conduct an inspection of your air conditioning unit and advise you about whether you should replace or repair it.

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  • Andrew Agar

    A master piece article for any homeowner confused about current condition of cooling system

  • Dennis plamer

    All the tips are very helpful to figure out when to replace or repair my existing air conditioning unit or furnace. I’ll definitely consider the mentioned points in the post. Thanks.

  • Rhianna Hawk

    My AC hasn’t been working for a while, and I’m considering just upgrading to something new rather than trying to get it fixed. As you said, older machines aren’t as efficient as the newer models, and with the way mine was acting, it wasn’t even up to the old model standards, anyway. In the end, I agree that trying to fix it would probably cost more than just replacing the thing, and it’s nice that I’d save money on energy afterward.

  • Industrial Chiller

    Very informative and great tips thanks for sharing waiting for the next blog post. amazing

  • Richard

    I really appreciate this article for reminding us on some points in dealing with air conditioning problems. First off, I wanted to say that it’s important that we choose a technician that is experienced and certified.

  • Joejamail

    Thanks for sharing this article. I like your blog how to refrigeration maintenance to new air condition can save you 20-40% on your monthly bills. Air conditioners that require regular repairs may have reached their end of life. The cost of having a repair person visit your location and spend time repairing your unit can really add up.

    Please keep blogging new updates.

  • Tanu Ahuja

    Hey! I really liked this blog! Thanks for sharing information about Air Conditioner maintenance. I recently bought my AC and it has some problems. Was really confused if I should get a new one or repair the old one. Now I m going to call an experienced technician for repairing my AC

  • Bluestar

    Nice Blog! Thank you so much for sharing this kind of wonderful things.

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