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Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Posted on News September 29, 2010

It’s a problem that all consumers will inevitably face. An expensive piece of equipment begins to show its age and you’re left to decide whether to fix the problem, or replace the old equipment altogether. Before you rush to any hasty decisions, take a few minutes to survey your situation.

How old is your air conditioner? If it’s more than 10 years old, your best decision could be to replace the unit. If the a/c is less than 10 years old and this is the first time you’ve had problems with it, repairing the system is probably your best bet.

However, if the unit is less than 10 years old and you’ve already experienced multiple malfunctions and problems, installing a new air conditioner could save you a lot of future headaches.

And remember, now really is the best time to buy a new air conditioner. You could be entitled to a tax credit of up to $1,500 if you choose an energy efficient model. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 gives homeowners who choose a qualifying air conditioner a tax credit of 30% of the cost of the new air conditioner (including labor and installation) up to $1,500.

Another thing to consider when deciding to repair or replace your old air conditioner is the energy efficiency of your current unit. A more energy efficient model could potentially save you hundreds of dollars a year on your air conditioning bills.

All Year Cooling’s air conditioning experts will help you decide whether to repair your old air conditioner, or install a new one. We feature many high-quality, energy efficient products so give us a call for more information.


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