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Air Conditioning Troubles: Should You Repair or Replace?

Summer presses on, and as it does you hopefully haven’t run into any problems with your air conditioner. With temperatures soaring, the last thing you want is for your AC to break down on you when you need it the most.

However, if your AC system has been experiencing troubling symptoms, you might be wondering if it’s time to replace your air conditioner, or if you should invest in repairs instead, and hold off purchasing a new system until the next cooling season rolls around. No matter what you decide, our expertly trained staff is here to assist you. With professional services, you can ensure that no additional damage is caused to your AC system.

So, how do you know when an AC replacement is needed, or you can hold off and just get repairs done for now?

Consider if the Repairs Will Last

If our expertly trained staff comes out to inspect your system and we inform you that a repair is possible and will likely hold up for many years, then it probably makes the most sense to invest in repairs. This is particularly true if your air conditioner has had no major problems before this time, even if it’s an aging system. It may just be that you have a couple worn down parts that need replacing.

However, it is important that you consider the age and state of your system. If you don’t have preventive AC maintenance done at least once a year, if repairs will cost you more than have of what the system is worth, and/or if your system is over 10 years old, then replacement may be a more cost-effective solution for you.

Why Age Is a Problem

An air conditioning system that’s over a decade old is likely close to replacement age. Even with a brand new part, an aging system can only work so effectively anymore. AC system components that don’t match the system they are installed in will have trouble performing as they should, and could potentially cause rapid wear and tear.

Are you still unsure as to what the best option for you and your AC system is? That’s okay, that’s what we are here for!

For quality air conditioning services throughout Seattle, WA and beyond, contact Sound Heating today. 

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