Air conditioning has become such a major part of our home and work that when systems break down we want them to be fixed immediately. Sometimes you need to make a serious decision about whether to replace your equipment or repair, especially when older equipment is involved.
Every scenario is different. Often, the first instinct is to call for a quick repair job. But is this the right decision? Repairs on an existing unit may be the least expensive short-term option. However installing a new, energy efficient system may be a better long-term option, both in terms of performance and operational cost. (New units are about 10% more efficient than older style units.)Deciding whether to repair or replace requires balancing a range of factors, of which upfront cost may not be the most important.
So how do you decide? Use these seven important factors to assist you…
- Limited availability of replacement parts for older models
- Age of the equipment and its life expectancy
- Condition of the equipment
- How long will the air conditioner be down while awaiting repair?
- Labour resources
- Energy efficiency
- Available Budget
Your Surrey Air technician is trained to assist you in making the best decision for your situation.
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