AgeAs one of the most expensive things for your home, your HVAC system was designed to last for many years. However, as with all appliances, it will need to be replaced at some point. If you have an air conditioner that is close to the limit of its lifespan, you might consider replacing it now instead of six months or a year from now when extensive (and expensive!) repairs are needed.
QualityIf you bought your home new, the contractor might not have selected the best quality air conditioner available at the time. While some units are top-quality and built to last a long time, there are discount air conditioners that might need to be replaced much sooner.
Regular MaintenanceScheduling regular maintenance for your air conditioner can help to extend the life of the unit. Conversely, if the unit has not been properly maintained, it might not last as long. If you've recently moved into an older home, you may not know how well the system has been maintained. There might even have been years when you skipped the regular servicing. These unknowns might make it prudent to replace the system.
When making a final decision between repair and replacement, feel free to give us a call – we’d be happy to discuss all of your options with you.