AC repair service in Port Saint Lucie – Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?
Whether your air conditioning is not cooling down as it did before, displaying some malfunctions or broken down completely, a professional AC repair service in Port Saint Lucie can help it return to optimal functionality.
But with all the advancements in the AC field in the last decades, you may wonder if it’s worth it repairing your system or if you’re better off replacing it with a newer one. And you may have some basis for it.
When considering whether to repair or replace your AC, remember that since 2006, SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rates have been risen to a minimum of 13 and since 2010 the refrigerant of older systems was discontinued. These changes have made modern systems, even at the lowest standards, much more energy efficient than older ones, bringing into question whether it’s worth keeping systems older than 2006 or even 2010.
Still, the air conditioner is not the only part of an AC system, and you may find that some changes in ductwork and insulation could make your system run efficiently for a few years before you have to update. These considerations will help you make your decision:
• Examine the ductwork: faulty ductwork can make you lose between 10 and 30% of cool air before it reaches livable space. Repairing or replacing ductwork flaws can make your old AC more efficient, meaning you wouldn’t need to replace your system for a few years. If you don’t make sure your ductwork functions correctly, replacing your AC won’t help.
• Check the insulation. Just as with the ductwork, a poorly insulated home will make your system less efficient. Fixing your insulation could boost up your system’s efficiency, lowering your costs as much as 30% and foregoing the need of a replacement. Don’t replace your AC until you see that it is inefficient even after reinforcing your insulation.
• Consider SEER ratings and refrigerant. Since older systems have lower ratings and another type of refrigerant, they are less energy efficient, which means you could lose money. If your system has 10 or less SEER and/or R-22 refrigerant and ductwork or insulation are not an issue, a new system can cut your costs down. If your system is more recent than 2010, it probably needs a few repairs and a replacement is not necessary.
An AC repair service in Port Saint Lucie can help you evaluate all these factors and decide what the best course of action is. If you need an AC contractor, contact A/C Now!
At A/C Now, we provide service, repairs and new installations on most commercial and residential units. Ask us about whole home dehumidification, wine rooms, home expansions, ductwork and more!
We want to provide all AC solutions for your system, from ductwork cleaning to AC repair service in Port Saint Lucie! Contact A/C Now right now to learn more.
Phone: (772) 521-3568
Address: 1391 NW St Lucie Blvd. #120, Port St Lucie, FL 34986