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Repair or Replace? A Guide for Your Air Conditioner

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Summer is coming, and in Hartford, CT, that means high temperatures and periodic humidity. If you’re experiencing any problems with your air conditioner, now is the time to address them. But is a repair session enough to correct the problems with your AC? Or has your system reached the point where it needs to be replaced instead of just fixed? That’s a key question, which can make a huge difference not only on your pocketbook, but on your ability to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer. Repair or replace? A guide for your air conditioner can help you make a decision.

How Old is Your Air Conditioner?

Age isn’t necessarily a make-or-break factor, and with proper maintenance, a good air conditioner can last for years after its warranty has expired. If your system is more than ten years old or so, however, and if it experiences the other kinds of serious problems discussed here, that’s probably a sign that it’s time to get a new one.

How Expensive or Frequent Are Repairs?

Generally speaking, a single repair session shouldn’t be enough to demand a replacement. If repairs are coming on a regular basis however -- or if a single repair session is more expensive than you feel the system is worth – then you may want to look at a new one.

How High are Your Monthly Bills?

Like any other piece of equipment, air conditioners gradually become less efficient over time. This can translate to higher monthly bills, especially in the summer. If your costs keep going up despite the fact that you’re not using your air conditioner any more than normal, it may be time to put your old unit out to pasture.

Regardless of whether you can repair your AC or if it’s time to get a new one, the experts at Dynamic Mechanical can help. Give us a call today to set up a consultation!

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