The decision of whether to replace an air conditioner or repair it is a big one that affects your comfort, safety, and finances. Either way, homeowners want to know their AC units are ready for a long, hot summer of work. Everyone is trying to save money on their electric bill. So it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of replacing or repairing the Air Conditioner.

Here are a couple of things to consider:

  • High Energy Bills – If you’ve noticed your energy costs steadily increasing, that’s a definite sign of a dying AC unit that’s working too hard. In the past several years, many improvements have been made to newer units. This includes a new standard for their rating. A new system will bring your energy consumption down to a much more reasonable level. The size of your unit should be taken into account as well. 
  • AC Runs Nonstop – One of the biggest issues with most dying AC units is that they run around the clock. This can happen due to the system being dirty or low on Freon. If a contactor sticks, the unit will freeze up due to the indoor blower shutting off when the thermostat reaches the desired temperature. But the outdoor unit continues to run. While it may seem like little more than a nuisance, when the unit is unable to turn itself off, the motor burns out far too quickly and leads to an early replacement.
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