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June 14, 2017

Should My Air Conditioner Be Repaired or Replaced?

Summer is only a few days away, and your air conditioner will be responsible for keeping you cool throughout the entire season. If you’ve already switched it on and noticed some issues, you might be wondering if it would be best to replace the entire system or if repairs may still be the better option.

Here are some things to take into consideration when deciding whether your AC needs repairs or replacement:

How Old is My Air Conditioner?

If the system is still relatively new and the required repairs are minor, it’s clear that fixing it is still the best option. If your air conditioner is over ten years old and something goes wrong, it’s best to have the unit replaced. While it may be more expensive upfront to replace the air conditioner, if it’s an aging system, the investment will be more cost-effective in the long-term.

Do I Have an Energy Efficient AC?

Older air conditioners are less energy efficient than the models that are currently available on the market. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is key to understanding just how efficient your system is. A new air conditioning system with a high SEER rating will not only perform more effectively keeping you comfortable throughout the summer, but it will also help you save on your home’s cooling costs.

How Much Will AC Repairs Cost?

Depending on what’s wrong with your existing system, repair costs can vary widely. In some cases, the fix is quite simple and won’t take much time or money to repair. However, if the damage is more severe like a broken motor, blown compressor, or broken condenser coils, replacement may be necessary.

North Shore MA & Southern NH Air Conditioning Repair & Replacement

At Kearney HVAC, our trained technicians are experts in determining what may be wrong with your air conditioning system. We will always provide you with an honest and fair assessment of whether it would be a better idea to still repair or replace your unit.

Whether you need repairs or to have your system replaced, we’ll be able to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer. From a selection of new central air conditioners to ductless mini-split heat pumps, we’ll help you select the right air conditioning solution for your home.

Does your air conditioner need repairs or replacement? The Kearney HVAC experts can help. Contact us or call (978) 388-0845 to schedule an appointment today!