Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning System

Deciding to repair or replace your AC system can be difficult. If you’re a long-time Floridian like our owner at Florida Air Express, you know that the summers can be relentless. The last thing you want to do is be miserable in humidity. Our team wants to be a resource to help you decide on repair or replacement. Here are the things to consider if you find yourself in this confusing situation.

Budget and Age

replace air conditioning unit, lake alfred flJust like the replacement of anything in your home, a new AC unit may seem expensive. Of course, any part of your current system can be repaired, which can seem like a much better deal. Before you decide to repair your AC system, you need to ask yourself a couple of questions, including:

  • How often am I seeking out repairs?
  • How old is my current AC?

If your AC is older than ten years old and you’re calling in an AC contractor regularly, you’re probably spending more money on repairs than you would with a replacement. We know that piecemeal repairs are often much less impactful on your wallet, but over time you’re throwing money away. Also, consider how much your utility bills are for running your unit, especially in the summertime. When you calculate these costs for running an older AC, you’re likely spending more than you would with a replacement.

Choose the Best AC Company

Air Conditioning Service, Kathleen flThe best thing you can do for yourself when replacing your unit is not to focus on getting the cheapest option on the market. There’s a lot to consider before picking out a new AC system. At FAE, we use Comfortmaker brand because they offer a lot of price variety with a great warranty program. The AC company you choose should also have a brand preference, and if not, they aren’t concerned about saving you time and money.

Before recommending a replacement, Florida Air Express will complete an audit of your home to see if your unit is the correct tonnage. We will also run a full diagnostic report on your current system to see how much life it still has left. These reports, including photos, will give you a complete understanding of what you’re up against when it comes to repairing your existing unit. Other AC companies may provide you with varying advice without researching your particular situation or visiting your unit in person. The FAE team would never do that. There’s no way we can advise you to repair or replace without seeing your system in person. Regardless of your location from Lakeland to Kathleen, we will visit you anywhere in Polk County.

The FAE Difference

Repair or replacement of an HVAC system can be expensive, and the Florida Air Express central air experts understand it firsthand. We want to help you. Every estimate we provide is free. That estimate will come from our full diagnostic report and home audit. We also offer financing for customers that want to be comfortable in their home but can’t afford the total cost right now. Give us a call today at (863) 229-0137 to discuss your options.