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It’s easy to get confused about repairing or replacing a damaged AC unit. You could be attached because of how well it has served you. Or maybe you’re just unsure the AC will still serve you properly after fixing the issue. Who’s to tell if the unit will not break again shortly after repairing it? Buying an AC unit can also be expensive without HVAC financing. You want to be sure there is no cheaper alternative before you make such an investment. Here are a few tips that can help answer your questions about whether to buy a new AC unit or repair an old one.


A normal Air conditioning installation should last for 15-20 years. But here in the sunshine state where the humidity level is high and the weather is hot, you can expect 10-12 years of active use. Before you consider repairing or replacing your AC unit, check for its age. The older the unit, the more likely you’ll end up with another issue in no time.


If your AC system keeps breaking down or there’s always a need to repair or replace one part or another, then the system likely needs to be replaced. This may be a result of poor maintenance or improper handling by technicians in the past. You may still end up spending more in the long run. You can avoid that by simply buying a new unit.


Track the effectiveness of your HVAC system to determine if it has been performing well in recent times. If it has a bad history of performance and you feel it has always had it coming. There might be no point in getting it fixed.


Some issues are easy to fix, others, not so much. The nature of the damage and the extent of it will determine if you need to buy a new one or not. If the cost of repair will be substantial or the damage is big enough, it might be difficult to fix, then you should consider the possibility of buying a new unit.

At the end of the day, you need to carefully consider your options so you don’t end up spending more than you should. It would be unfortunate to spend a lot on an AC unit only for it to break down shortly after it has been fixed. You should seek the opinion of AC repair specialists so you don’t end up spending money on an AC unit that is destined to die on you again after a short time.