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How Technicians Determine If an AC System Needs Replacement

As a homeowner, you may share the common concern that if your A/C breaks down, you have to replace it. Here at ACE Home Services, we understand that replacements can be costly and inconvenient. Sometimes though, your best option to save money and stay comfortable may be to replace your unit.

How Do You Know When You’re A/C Needs Replacing?

ACE Home Services Determining AC Replacement
This article will detail how technicians diagnose the health of your air conditioner, and whether you actually need a replacement. We want you to be informed with your decisions and know that you can trust your place with ACE!

Repairs Can Outweigh Replacements

Normally, your repair technician will recommend replacing your A/C unit when the cost of repairing the unit is much higher than the cost of replacing the unit. Even if the repairs needed for you unit are going to cost half as much as the replacement, we suggest replacing your unit. Normally when repairs are this expensive, it’s because the unit is near the end of its lifespan and slowly degrading. A repair on this type of unit may keep it going for another year or so, but the next breakdown could lead to total failure. In the long run, repairs that cost half as much as replacements are not good investments. In this instance, repairing your unit may be the most fiscal and logical solution.

Your Current System Is The Wrong Size

A professional and honest technician only recommends replacements when necessary. If your unit is only a few years old, then there is a good chance you don’t need a replacement. However, if your unit is only a few years old and is experiencing constant breakdowns, then it may be a sizing issue. An A/C system that is oversized, or undersized, can cause the unit to overwork every time you turn it on. This quickly shortens the lifespan of the unit and lowers its efficiency.
ACE Home Services Proper Size Air Conditioner

Call The Pros!

ACE guarantees transparent and thorough work, so you can rest easy knowing that our recommendations are focused on your quality repairs and your satisfaction. Our certified and trained staff will work with you, and your budget, to diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution for you!