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Repairing Vs. Replacing a Central Air Conditioning System

April 1st, 2021

Do you find yourself constantly calling for air conditioning repair in Philadelphia? If you do, it might be time to stop repairing your system and begin seeking a system replacement. Though most homeowners aren’t thrilled about the idea of replacing their air conditioning system, the truth is that replacing your air conditioning system can often cost less in the long-term than continually repairing the system.

Here are a few things you should consider when you’re debating whether you should schedule a repair or replacement for your system.

Energy Usage and Efficiency

Older air conditioning systems often show energy efficiency issues that can cause you to pay more to cool your home. If you find your system consistently fails to help your home reach a comfortable temperature or you’re paying much more to cool your home, it might be time to consider an air conditioning system replacement.

The Age of Your System

Like most appliances in your home, your air conditioning system isn’t built to last forever. As a general rule, you should expect your air conditioning system to begin to decline in quality and efficiency after its 10th birthday. You can also use the age of your air conditioning unit to follow the “$5,000 rule” when deciding if you should seek a repair or replacement. If the age of your air conditioning system multiplied by the estimated repair cost equals more than $5,000, you should replace the system. If the cost is less than $5,000, you should ask for a system repair.

If you need help deciding whether you should repair your air conditioning system or replace it, give the team at Guaranteed a call. We can help you account for factors like system effectiveness and price to repair vs. the cost to replace so you can make the most informed decision possible. 

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