Mild weather is becoming a real possibility in Muskogee, which means one thing: it’s time to arrange for your air conditioner service. However, it’s possible may not be that cut and dry if your system is climbing up there in age and has been causing issues over the last few years.
Air conditioner replacement is an investment in your home, like most other home improvement projects are. So how do you know if you should get that new air conditioner now or arrange to get your annual air conditioner service done?
At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we know that it can be a difficult decision to make, so here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re uncertain which route to choose.
1. Air Conditioner Age
This is more than likely the biggest factor in to your decision, as air conditioner technology has improved a lot of things, from energy efficiency to the amount of noise it puts out. If your air conditioner is more than 12 years old, it may not make sense to put a lot of money in to repairs when you could be setting aside that money towards a new system.
However, the typical 12-15 year lifespan of an air conditioner doesn’t mean it can’t operate well beyond that. If air conditioner service has been routine and it has been properly maintained, you could be able to go beyond that 12-15 year average.
2. Cost of replacing vs. servicing/repairing
There are always variables when it comes to determining the cost of replacing versus having air conditioner service and repairs done, but there are a number of things to keep in mind when assessing the two.
Air conditioner service
- Get a couple estimates to ensure you’re getting the best deal.
- Keep track of when your warranty is up and note what it contains so you’re always saving as much as possible.
Air conditioner replacement
- Air conditioner size will be figured out by the size of your home.
- Cost will fluctuate depending on the level of energy efficiency you’re searching for.
- The higher the SEER rating, the greater the chance for energy savings.
After you figure out the costs of both options, keep this helpful tip in mind: if your air conditioner service and repair is going to cost 1/3 or more of the cost of a new air conditioner and your system is between 12-15 years old, air conditioner replacement may be the better long-term option.
Of course, these are only a couple of the variables, but the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. are more than happy to help you choose which air conditioner is right when replacement becomes a necessity. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 to find out what makes sense for both you and your budget.