Our customers in the northwest Ohio area always ask us this simple question, “Do I need to replace my air conditioner, or can I just repair it?” The problem with this question is it is not that simple. There are several factors that can help determine if AC repair or AC replacement is necessary. Keep reading to see what the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating have to say.
Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioner
Before you run out and buy an entire new air conditioning system, make sure that you truly need to have your AC replaced. Sometimes a fix is better than a replacement, but consider this first:
How old is your AC unit?
Most air conditioners can last between 10 and 15 years depending on how often and how long you run your unit. After the 10 year mark, repairs become expensive and break downs become more frequent. As your unit ages, so do its parts, and it can be difficult to find replacement parts of aging units. Older units are also less energy-efficient. You may be spending extra money each month by running your outdated unit. If your AC unit is older and harder to repair, it would be a worthwhile investment to replace your AC unit with a newer more energy-efficient one.
Does your AC unit need frequent repairs?
If you have an AC unit that is constantly needing repairs, no matter how old the unit is, you should consider replacing it. You could save money down the road by replacing your faulty unit with an energy-efficient system. Be sure to check on your manufacturer’s warranty. If your unit is still covered under its warranty, you should contact them for replacement first. Then contact the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating, we would be happy to help you!
How energy-efficient is your AC unit?
AC units that are manufactured today are much more energy efficient than ones made ten years ago. When you repair your older unit, it does not necessarily mean that its energy efficiency is going to increase. The efficiency rating that your unit is given when it is manufactured is the best rate your unit will ever have. AC units are rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and the current SEER standard for the northwest Ohio area, including Bowling Green, Perrysburg, and Toledo is 13 SEER. If your unit has a SEER rating lower than 13, we would advise you to have your air conditioner replaced.
AC Repair & Replacement in Northwest Ohio
Whether you are having trouble cooling different rooms in your home or your air conditioner is blowing warm air, call Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today for all your AC services. If your AC unit is beyond repair we may recommend replacement, but not without inspecting it first. You can rely on our team of certified technicians for quality AC services.
For AC repair service in the Bowling Green, Maumee, or Toledo, Ohio areas, call Kellermeier today at 419-823-9143.