The home cooling system is a large investment for home owners, thus deciding to repair or replace the system is often intimidating.  Should you pay for a few repairs and hope the system can be patched up to make it another year?   Or would it be better to replacement home cooling system and improve your home’s efficiency right away.

The following five tips can help homeowners make the important decision to repair or replace the existing equipment.

Age of Equipment

If the system is over 8 years old, it is possible you are paying far more for utility costs than you should.  Homeowners find Energy Star cooling systems with a better SEER numbers pay off quickly.  Air conditioners are designed to last approximately 12 years, so if yours is getting older, it might be working but running up your utility bills.

Frequency of Repairs

Consider the frequency of the unit needing repairs.  If you find yourself calling the service technician often, it may be time to make the replacement.  Take the time to review what you have paid for repairs over the past couple of years as well as any major components that have been replaced.  If the system is not well maintained and you are spending lot on repairs, it is time to consider replacing the air conditioner.

Financial Resources

For most families, costs are a consideration in a repair or replace decision.  If you are unable to afford the major outlay, opting to make the necessary repairs may be your only option.  However, financial incentives such as rebates, special discounts and financing with approved credit are usually available to aid in the overall financial considerations.

Comfort

If the current HVAC system does not provide even cooling throughout the home, that is a sign of a system that is not running efficiently and if you have struggled with this for years, you could find yourself in a perfectly even “hot home”.  The current system could be either too large or not large enough, aged or ill maintained.

Moving

In Arizona, a new AC unit is a strong selling point in a competitive home buying marketing.  And buyers often demand new AC units to solidify the deal.  A new unit could put you ahead of the curve and get the best offers, faster.

 

The team at Hobaica Services is ready to provide you with options.  We can discuss what to expect on your electricity bill if you repair or if you replace.  We will measure how your unit performs and help you determine if you can get a few more years out of the unit or if your unit is on the edge of a major breakdown.  We can even schedule regular maintenance to make sure your home comfort system is running efficiently regardless of its age.

If it is time to consider a new unit, our technicians will show you the rebate options and discounts that are available and go over our easy financing. Plus, we will also show you how to save on your electric bill and make your entire home more comfortable.

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