When your air conditioner starts to fail, out of safety it is suggested you call a technician to check and repair it. Here are some things to consider first to make a decision whether you repair or replace your air conditioner.
1. Take into account how long you have had your air conditioning unit for
How many years ago did you buy your air conditioner? If it is between 8 and 14 years old, it is common for these systems to begin to fail. We know that technology advances very fast and now there are more modern equipment and it is likely that the repair of your air conditioner is more expensive because the parts are difficult to get or even no longer in stock, so it will be better to consider buying a new one.
In case your unit is practically new, it is better to have it serviced or contact a specialist to have it checked.
We recommend yearly maintenance and cleaning for your air conditioner to avoid the going faulty and so that it lasts longer.
2. check if the refrigerant you use is still on sale
Continuing with the previous point, sometimes it is cheaper to buy a new air conditioner than to buy new parts to repair your old unit. You should also consider that the R-22 refrigerant is nowadays not very common because the new air conditioners have other types of refrigerant that are environmentally friendly (R410A or R32). Not only will you be saving on costly repairs, but you will also be contributing to the environment.
3. Check your electricity bill often
As we said before, nowadays there are new air conditioning units with energy saving systems that are also more ECO-friendly. When you buy a new air conditioner, you will no longer have to worry about energy costs, and you are likely to start paying less and saving more. You may think that investing in new equipment means a higher cost that you didn’t consider, but if you compare, you’ll see that in the long run it’s worth it to buy a new one.
If you want a quote to change your air conditioning system, or simply have doubts if your equipment can be repaired or if you should buy a new one, call us on 0401 020 302 or write us, we are available to answer all your questions.