Today on everyone’s favorite game show, “Repair or Replace”, we will talk about our good friend—the air conditioner, and when it’s necessary to either repair or replace your home cooling machine. Deciding to repair or replace your AC unit can be a big decision with a big price tag to match. The average replacement unit can run from $3,000 to $7,000, depending on the size of the unit and manufacturer. Cost is usually the biggest consideration when making the decision to repair or replace. Keeping that in mind, let’s play the first round of “Repair or Replace”!
There is a general rule of thumb that states if the cost of the repair is greater than $_______, then it’s time to replace the unit. What is the answer?
This answer is typically around $5,000. If you multiply the age of the unit by the cost of the repair and if the result is less than $5,000 the answer is to repair. If the answer is greater than $5,000, then it’s more cost-efficient to replace. This is a simple way to make a quick calculation, but what else should be considered?
How does the age of the unit come into play when making the choice to repair or replace an air conditioner?
Because of the unit’s age, replacement parts may not even be available to fix the machine. If parts are available, you must determine if they are compatible with the existing unit. These answers could eliminate the option of making repairs completely.
Could replacing the unit save money in the long run?
Older machines are less efficient and cost more to operate. Newer models are rated for energy efficiency and display cost savings information right on their tag. It could be possible to recoup the price of the replacement over the life of the unit.
Since 2008, what factor is affecting the decision to air condition repair or replace?
Economic factors have been a huge influence making repairs the prevailing trend. Since the downturn of the economy, many people have suffered unemployment or underemployment. They do not have disposable income or savings available to make a costly purchase. Extending the life of the unit may be the only option for some.
Before making the decision to repair or replace your air conditioner, make your decision much easier by getting the advice of a qualified New Jersey HVAC professional. Perhaps there could be a simple fix or obvious solution to the problem before considering more costly work. Before playing the “Repair or Replace” game, call All Jersey Mechanical & Construction. They will be happy to give you the best possible professional advice when you need to make the “Repair or Replace” decision.
They offer wide range of central NJ HVAC services, including heating repair, air condition repair, plumbing, electrical, renovation, construction, installation and maintenance services in eastern New Jersey. All Jersey also offers Energy Management Systems (EMS) and generators. All Jersey is located at 77 Cliffwood Avenue, Suite 4C in Cliffwood, New Jersey. Contact us by phone at 732-583-1204 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to get your project planning underway!