An AC replacement is not a fun way to spend your hard-earned money but at some point it will make more sense to install a new system rather than trying to prolong the life of a failing unit. The experienced and trusted technicians at Blue Valley Energy of Longmont will weigh several factors before recommending a client replaces instead of repairs their air conditioner.
How to Decide if a New Air Conditioner is Needed
- Would the necessary repairs run close to half the cost of a new system? We understand that consumers would rather not replace expensive equipment if it can be repaired instead. However, if the bill would be about half the price of a new air conditioner, then it makes more financial sense to install a newer model now.
- Is the air conditioner over 10 years old? If the system is more than a decade old, chances are that it is composed of a mix of older parts with recently replaced parts. When a complex system has mismatched components, it will not run as efficiently.
- How often has the unit needed repaired lately? In the long run, replacing an AC system a little at a time will cost more in the end than installing a new system all at once. The older the system, the more likely it is that another element will fail soon after replacing one part.
- Is the AC system the correct size for the square footage it cools? An HVAC technician should never suggest replacing an air conditioner that is less than five years old- unless the improper size was installed in the first place. For optimum efficiency, an air conditioner needs to be the right size for the space it services.
When your air conditioner breaks down and you’re worried about getting a false diagnosis or upselling from a technician, call a trusted and established HVAC company in the community. Blue Valley Energy in Longmont has over 30 years of providing excellent customer service in the local area- you can trust us to help you make an informed decision about repairing or installing a new air conditioner!