AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Replace or Repair: Which Is Right for Me?

When faced with the decision to replace or repair your air conditioner, you must ask yourself the following question: Do the long term benefits outweigh the initial cost? If you are shelling out money every year to have it fixed, you might want to consider ushering in a new era of ‘cool’.

How old is your A/C?
The age of your cooling unit plays a huge role in the repair or replace decision. Just like humans, when air conditioners age they become less efficient. If a newer unit breaks down, a repair is most likely the best option for you. If an older unit has the same problem, you might want to consider acquiring a new one.

Is your A/C still efficient?
Technological advances in the air conditioning world have made new units up to 30% more efficient. Investing in a new unit can actually help save you money in the long run, and for this reason, experts recommend upgrading to an energy-efficient unit if your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

Does your A/C leak frequently?
If your air conditioner was made before 2010, it is likely powered by a refrigerant known as R-22. If you have a refrigerant leak, a repair might not be your best option. When this occurs, the compressor is forced to overexert itself and it can eventually break down. Fixing the leak, adding refrigerant and replacing the compressor could wind up costing you around the same price as purchasing a new one.

If you have decided that a new air conditioner is right for you, look no further than Schmidt Mechanical for your installation! To learn more about the services and the efficient AC units we offer, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.