When to Buy a New AC Unit

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Time your AC replacement with a big repair need.

This advice is especially true for our older customers. You only want to buy one more unit in your life. The best way to only buy one more unit is to not buy it yet. Wait until you need a major repair like a compressor failure or a major freon leak. Don’t change it over a $200 or $300 repair. Change it over a $1,500 or $2,000 repair. The cost of that big repair can go into your new equipment.

We don’t recommend changing equipment just because it is old. Much of the old equipment was made from sturdier stuff than the newer equipment. What has been lost in strength has been gained in energy consumption. Today’s heating and cooling unit’s are much more efficient, but much more complex. All the “moving parts” like additional sensors, printed circuit boards, and the like make for more complex repairs.

Other factors to consider are: noise, environmental concerns, looks. You have to weigh in those factors into your decision. However, as a general rule, we do not recommend changing out equipment in lieu of relatively low cost repairs.

If your AC needs repair or service, please call us at 562-944-2118 to set up an appointment.

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