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Does Your AC Need Repairs or a Replacement?

May 16, 2022

We understand that the last thing you want to hear right now is that your air conditioner is in need of replacement. With supply chain problems, inflation, and job market problems, people are trying to hunker down and save money as much as possible–which is why hearing that there’s a huge investment on the horizon is never a good sign. Well, while we understand your frustration, we also want to tell you that investing in an air conditioning replacement in Albuquerque, NM could actually save you money down the line.

Think about it, we don’t just sell AC replacements because it’s fun. They’re a necessary upgrade when your old air conditioner just isn’t cutting it anymore. Repairs might work great while the system is still young and in pristine condition, but once it reaches a certain age, replacement is going to net you the most benefits in the long-term with efficiency, comfort, and stability.


When to Repair Your AC

Look, not everyone should toss out their old air conditioning systems and invest in a new one. We’re going to be honest, AC replacement should only be relegated to people who need it right now unless you’re willing to pay a higher price.

This is ultimately good news. If you’ve started this blog post thinking you need a system replacement but you haven’t gotten a professional opinion yet, then you’re one of the lucky ones! Call a professional technician to evaluate the problem. It might be better with just a quick fix for a lot less money.

Think about getting your air conditioner repaired if it’s making a strange noise, exhibiting faulty operation, or it’s just starting to fumble on controlling your comfort levels. It might only require a few tweaks to get back on track.

When to Look at Replacement

For everyone else, AC replacement might be the most cost-effective solution on the market. If your air conditioner is suffering from one of the problems down below, then we advise you to call our team and evaluate your options.

  • Constantly high energy bills. If your air conditioner consumes way more energy than you’d like it to on a regular basis, then it’s likely past its prime. Efficiency is a major method of evaluating the condition of an AC system, and this is a sign that your air conditioner has lost its efficiency.
  • Poor comfort levels. What’s the point of investing in AC repairs if your system just never manages to meet your temperature requirements? This holds true for improperly sized systems, or AC units that are too small due to recent additions on a house. It might be time to invest in a system that can keep you comfortable!
  • Age. Air conditioners are only designed to last between 10-15 years in age. Beyond that, all bets are off.
  • Frequent problems or breakdowns. Problems are pesky, but they also signal that your system is deteriorating. A replacement might be the only proven solution to this type of issue.

Need your AC evaluated? It’s time to call First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. Quality work, exuberant service.

Categories: Air Conditioning