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Should I Repair Or Replace My Old A/C Unit?

It pays to think long-term about your air conditioning equipment

repair or replace AC hudson valleyCan you believe it’s just a few short weeks until Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer? That means something else is getting closer: the day we turn on the air conditioning in our homes here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills!

This summer is going to be hotter than normal, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Are you worried about your home’s air conditioning system being up for the challenge ahead?

If you’re not sure, and are pondering whether it’s best to repair your A/C system to get through another summer or to replace it altogether, we’re here to help you through that process.

Three points to consider about the state of your cooling system:

1) What’s the age of your A/C system?
Once an air conditioning system is at least 10 years old, replacing it tends to become more sensible than another repair, especially if those repairs have come with a big bill attached. Since an older A/C system has more wear and tear, this repair likely won’t be the last, and you may even need more repairs this summer.

But if your air conditioning system is less than 10 years old, that may not be the case. The Depew Energy air conditioning service technicians have the knowledge and experience to candidly discuss the options with you. A good rule of thumb: If a repair costs 50% or more of the replacement cost, upgrade now. We offer many different styles and solutions of A/C equipment, such as Mini-Split systems, that may be perfect for your residence!

2) What’s your A/C’s recent maintenance history?
An air-conditioning system that gets regular, professional maintenance lasts longer and needs fewer repairs. That annual tune-up really is an important piece of the puzzle! But, even a well-maintained A/C system will eventually wear down and fail. By upgrading, you’ll have a more reliable and energy-efficient A/C system.

3) What’s the cost of upgrading?
When you see the up-front purchase and installation costs of a new central air conditioning system, you might get nervous. But don’t let that scare you into just repairing it for a short-term fix. Today’s A/C systems are much more energy-efficient, so you’ll be getting a return on your investment right away with lower energy costs that complement a longer shelf life.

Contact Depew Energy for service, repair, or upgrade of your home’s air conditioning before the heat of summer sets in. We’ll be happy to help!