A/C Unit Replacement: Knowing the Right Time To Upgrade
The factors to consider when deciding to replace your A/C system.
How do you know when it’s really time to change your A/C Unit? It’s a big question for people in South Florida, and for everyone in the United States as we go through an unprecedented heat wave.
While many manufacturers offer parts warranties for ten years, the cost of labor makes it sensible to consider upgrading older units, even if the parts are still under that warranty. In the case where a unit has nine years of service, and breaks down, the $2,000 it would cost to fix the unit might be better spent on an upgraded, newer system.
Of course, for any units that are outside their warranty period, it’s always preferable to get a new one rather than repair the old unit. It’s simply a better use of your money.
“The cost of labor makes it sensible to consider upgrading older units.”
When considering an upgrade, it’s always wise to reflect on the condition of the old system. Has it been well maintained? If not, your decision should be made a lot easier. Also, think about things like your budget and the advice of your A/C contractor.
If budget is a major concern, it’s important for you to know that there are options out there to help with that. Many installers offer financing, and there are often rebates and tax credits available, especially during the middle of summer.
Remember, if you have any questions about repairing or replacing an A/C unit, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 941-474-9306 or send an email. We’re always happy to help bring you peace of mind when it comes to your heating and cooling.