Should I Repair or Replace my AC System?
Imagine the following, as it could soon be real: it's the middle of summer and your AC system suddenly shuts off and won't turn on! What do you do? Depending on the system's issue, you're likely going to have two options if you want to recapture that chilled air: AC repair or replacement. A call to your local HVAC company is the first step in figuring out which option is best for you. Here's a few factors they will use to help you make the right decision.
If you can hear the air conditioner running but you're not getting cool air, or ample air, it is possible the problem isn't with the air conditioner itself, but instead with the ductwork the air flows through. Blockages in the ducting can prevent efficient cooling of your home, resulting in increased run time for the AC unit that will definitely cause your utility bill to jump. If you haven't had duct cleaning completed in multiple years, this shoud be completed, as it could solve your AC woes.
New vs. Old Efficiency
If your house is equipped with an older AC unit that is temperamental, at best, a replacement may be your best option. Aging units lack the highly efficient AC technology that is manufactured today. When you consider the fact that modern cooling capabilities allow for targeted air control and smart cooling, you can see how an investment into new AC equipment can save you big time on your utility bills.
Of course, as with any residential maintenance or upgrades, budget will always need to be considered. While a repair may seem like the more affordable option now, it's likely that more parts will fail as the unit continues to weaken with time. Replacing the system, though more expensive up front, can save you money in the long run. This is especially true when considering the decrease that you will see in your utility bills due to the highly improved efficiency.
If you are experiencing air conditioning problems be sure to connect with a reputable HVAC service provider that will help you make the right choice: repair or replace! For expert residential air conditioning service Bismarck or the surrounding North Dakota communities, reach out to River City Heating & Air. Our team is ready to help with all your home or office HVAC needs. Give us a call at (701) 561-0804 to schedule HVAC service in Bismarck today.
River City Heating & Air Blog
Posted: May 2, 2020
Written and Published By MORBiZ