Air conditioners are a luxury we have come to love, and expect. When you walk in from the sweltering sun and feel the cool air on your skin, you instantly become more relaxed.
When your AC fails you, and your house begins to heat up, it’s extremely uncomfortable. No one wants to face air conditioner problems, but it’s a hassle we all deal with at some point or another.
If you’ve been having air conditioning problems, you may be be asking yourself whether you should repair or replace your AC? The pros at Supreme Service Today have a simple industry formula, a rule of thumb, that homeowners can use to make the best decision.
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The $5000 Rule
The best way to decide whether to repair or replace your AC is to use the $5,000 Rule. Simply multiply the age of your AC unit by the cost to repair it. If the total exceeds $5,000, you should replace your unit. Here’s an example to help clarify things: Your unit is ten years old. Your next repair will cost you $250, $250 x 10 = $2,500. Because that number is below $5,000, repairing it is a viable option.
Other Signs That Your AC May Be on Its Last Leg
There are other signs to look out for that indicate you might need to replace your AC unit sooner rather than later:
- Your AC is ten years old
- Your AC is constantly running
- Your energy bills have risen recently
- Your house is uncharacteristically humid
- Your AC unit has needed repairs once a year for the past three years
- Your AC unit requires Freon annually
If you’re experiencing three or more of these indicators, you should consider replacing your air conditioner soon.
If you think it’s time to replace your unit give Supreme Service Today a call at (410) 788-1114. We’ll send a professional out to give you a free estimate on a new air conditioner. Don’t miss our specials on our website for extra savings!