Fumbling Over Whether to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

By September 13, 2018Uncategorized

Discover Which AC Service Is the Right Call for You

Has your air conditioner been dropping the ball when it comes to keeping your home cool?

If so, huddle up. Georgia’s hottest season is far from over. This means, if you don’t want to get defeated by the heat, you need to tackle this problem before it sacks your comfort, your budget and your peace of mind.

But, which play should you call—a repair or a system replacement?

Rather than throwing a Hail Mary, turn to our home comfort coaches at J.R. Bolton Services. After performing a thorough unit inspection, we’ll give you our professional assessment, recommending which air conditioning service in Fulton County is the right call for your unit.

Here’s an exclusive look at two game-changing options from our playbook.

At What Age Should You Retire Your Unit’s Jersey?

As a football player ages, it becomes harder for him to compete with the rookies. He has to work harder to keep up. Eventually, he reaches the point in his career where it becomes evident he no longer possesses the strength, speed or skills he once had. It’s time to hang up his cleats.

Your air conditioner is similar to an athlete. As a cooling system ages, its efficiency and performance decreases. This forces your unit to work harder to meet your comfort demands. Eventually, it becomes evident you’re operating an aged unit with these clear signs:

  • It’s running all of the time, yet failing to reach and maintain the set temperature.
  • Rooms feel hot, even when your thermostat is set properly.
  • Temperatures are inconsistent from room to room.
  • Repairs are frequent and costly.

A typical air conditioner’s lifespan is 10 to 15 years. So, if your unit is less than 10 years old, scheduling air conditioning repair service in Fulton County is the go-to call—unless your unit is out of warranty and experiences a catastrophic failure. On the other hand, if your air conditioner is more than 10 years old and is acting up, replacing your unit is the smart play. It eliminates the risk of facing costly repairs and unnecessarily high energy bills.

If Your Endgame Is Savings, Here’s Your Strategy

On a fourth down out of field goal range, a team has two choices: punt the ball or go for it. Some would argue going for it is the wise choice. You keep the ball and get another opportunity to make a first down or score a touchdown. But it’s not always the smartest play. If a team fails to gain enough yardage, they have to turn over the ball no matter where they are on the field, which can be more costly than punting.

When your air conditioner malfunctions, consider it a fourth down.

You might think a repair is the wise choice because it’s cheaper. However, it could end up costing you more money in the long run. That’s because once you begin replacing parts on an aged unit, your repair needs often skyrocket.

If you choose to punt the repair plan and invest your money into a new system, you no longer have to worry about getting tackled by frequent repairs. Plus, your new energy-efficient air conditioner will allow you to score even more savings on your electric bill.

At J.R. Bolton, we rely on the repair vs. replace formula to help us decide. To use this proven strategy, multiply the cost of the repair by the age of your AC unit in years. If the total is less than the cost of a new air conditioner, then repair it. However, if the total is greater than the cost of a new system, you should replace your aging unit.

We’ll Help You Finish Out the Season With Unbeatable Comfort

From performing swift repairs to get your system back in the game quickly to assisting you with drafting the right air conditioner for your home, our team at J.R. Bolton will coach you toward total home comfort victory. Fill out our online form or call us at 770.268.2010 today!

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