Your Air Conditioner is one of those unsung characters in your home. When it works well, you hardly notice. When he starts to hesitate, it becomes a big problem. Your air conditioning system is responsible for maintaining the comfort of your home, regardless of the outside temperature. If you find that your home is too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer, it's probably time for some air conditioning activities. Knowing whether to repair or replace your air conditioner when it is faulty is important. This may include a professional assessment and some checks that you can do. Always talk to a professional before you decide to repair or replace your air conditioner to save time and money. But here are some general tips on how to know if you can give the air conditioner a new life or it's time to get a new unit.
Repair the air conditioner if:
Is less than 8 years old.
Think about the age of your air conditioner when you decide to repair or replace it. According to us from the METOD store, the average lifespan of an air conditioning system should be between 8-12 years. Of course, this does not mean that an air conditioning system cannot fail before, but if it is less than 8 years, it is probably cheaper to repair than to buy a new one.
Check the filters.
Many air conditioning issues are not related to the unit, but to the filter and heat exchangers. In fact, 10 to 30 percent of the problems are of this nature, so checking them can save you a lot of money. A professional inspection of your air conditioner can cost around BGN 50 to 150, which will improve its performance - it will make it work more efficiently and relatively cheaper than before.
Perform regular maintenance.
If you have checked and maintained your air conditioning system over the years, you should not have major problems. Simply clearing debris, dust and dirt as well as regular adjustment will save you from major problems such as damage or inefficiency. Make the maintenance of your air conditioner part of your spring and autumn activities and you will save time and money.
Replace the air conditioner if:
He is more than 12 years old.
As your air conditioning system approaches its 12th birthday, it is also nearing the end of its life. Of course, you could fix any cause of damage, but the chances of getting another problem next season are high. The components in your air conditioner are starting to age and break down, which means it may be cheaper to simply replace the unit than to pay for repairs year after year. A new unit usually costs from 900 to 2500 BGN. This is a big investment, of course, but it also means a new, more efficient air conditioning system.
You notice higher electricity bills.
Do you feel that you suddenly pay more for heating and air conditioning? If you receive a shock from your electricity bill every time, it may be the fault of your air conditioner. As systems don't just get old, they just get less efficient. This means that your air conditioner works overtime for heating and cooling your home, which means it is more expensive. Calculate how much you pay extra for energy bills and you will probably find that it is cheaper to buy a new device.
Your device is not working.
If you notice that some of the rooms in your house are not as comfortable as they should be, this may be an inefficient air conditioning system. If the air conditioner is defective or outdated, it means that it can not cope with the requirements of your home. In summer, some rooms are too hot or you notice that the appliance works around the clock to keep you cool. In winter, you may notice that they are always colder than usual. Feel comfortable again by installing a newer, more efficient unit and your home will be more cozy.
Financial advice: when to repair or replace your air conditioner?
Still haven't decided? To decide whether to repair or replace your air conditioner ultimately comes down to cost. Easy calculation: multiply your electricity costs of your old air conditioner and add to them those for its repair and multiply them by 12 years. From the amount received subtract the cent of a new air conditioner and its energy consumption. If in the end the price is positive - replace it. If it is negative, you can probably handle the system repair.
Do you have more questions?
Contact us from the METOD store in Shumen. Your air conditioner may not be the most exciting part of your home, but it can be the biggest difference in comfort levels. Take good care of your air conditioner with regular maintenance and it will be easier for you to tell when to repair or replace the workhorse of your home.
For consultation and more information, visit us: METOD store
Shumen 56 Veliki Preslav Blvd.