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When to Repair vs. Replace Your Air Conditioner

Houston AC Repair

When is the right time to replace your air conditioner? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer is not always clear. There are a lot of factors to consider, and each situation is different. The best way to determine if you should repair or replace your system is to assess your specific situation.

How Long Should Air Conditioning Units Last?

The average life expectancy of an air conditioner is 15 years. However, this is just an average and does not necessarily mean that your AC will break down at this point. In fact, some units may last for much longer than this, while others may break down much sooner.

The most important question is whether your AC is working properly. If it is, there is no reason to replace it unless it breaks down or you are considering a replacement for another reason.

It is important to know that the age of your unit is not the only thing that matters. Even if your AC is relatively young, it may still be time for a replacement if:

  • Your system is more than 8-10 years old
  • It has been repaired multiple times in the past year
  • Your cooling bills are higher than usual
  • Your AC is blowing warm air
  • Your unit is leaking

How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Replaced

If your AC is old, it is important to determine if it is time for a replacement. The best way to do this is to carefully examine your cooling costs, the condition of your unit, and whether it is leaking. If your AC is leaking, has frequent repairs, or is costing you a lot of money to run, it is time for a replacement.

If your AC is leaking, you should call our team right away. Leaks can cause significant damage to your home, so it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.

When to Repair Your Air Conditioner

The best way to determine if your AC is ready for a repair is to carefully examine your cooling costs. If your AC is not working properly, but your cooling costs are still high, it may be time for a repair. However, if your system is working, but your cooling costs are still high, it may be time to replace your unit.

When your AC is broken, it is important to call a professional for a repair. Calling a professional is the best way to ensure that your system is repaired correctly and that it will continue to work for as long as possible.

How Much Does It Cost to Repair an Air Conditioner?

The cost of a repair depends on a lot of factors, including the type of repair, the size of your system, and whether you are repairing a new AC or repairing a broken unit that needs a repair. Generally, a repair costs between $100 and $500, with most repairs costing between $250 and $350.

If you are looking for a repair, give our team a call. We offer affordable pricing and are committed to providing the best service possible.

It is important to remember that the best way to ensure that your system is working properly is to have it maintenance regularly. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system will last as long as possible, so calling our team for maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system is ready for a repair if it breaks down.

Call Henry's A/C & Heat, LLC at (866) 912-2829 for more information about your air conditioner.

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