Air Conditioner Service or Air Conditioner Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015Mild weather is becoming a realistic possibility in Boynton Beach, which means one thing: it’s time to set up your air conditioner service. However, it’s realistic that it may not be that cut and dry if your system is climbing up there in age and has been causing problems 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 handled? At A2Z Air Inc, we know that it can be a difficult decision to make, so here are a few tidbits to keep in mind if you’re unsure which path 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 gives off. 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 applying that money towards a new system. However, the average 12-15 year lifecycle of an air conditioner doesn’t mean it can’t run well beyond that. If air conditioner service has been scheduled regularly and it has been correctly maintained, you might be able to go beyond that 12-15 year average. 2. Cost of replacing vs. servicing/repairing There are always unknowns when it comes to identifying the cost of replacing versus having air conditioner service and repairs done, but there are a couple things to keep in mind when assessing the two. Air conditioner service Get multiple estimates to make sure you’re getting the best deal.Keep track of when your warranty is up and note what it includes 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 vary depending on the level of energy efficiency you’re looking for.The higher the SEER rating, the greater the chance for energy savings. After you determine 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 solution. Of course, these are only a small number of the variables, but the team at A2Z Air Inc are more than happy to help you decide which air conditioner is right when replacement becomes necessary. Give us a call at 561-270-6228 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler to find out what makes sense for both you and your budget.