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Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

July 24, 2020

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Replacing your air conditioner can be costly, so it's best to know whether or not you'll simply need a repair. There are several determining factors that you should take into consideration before you decide to repair or replace your AC unit. Here are a few things to keep in mind that'll help you know what to do when your air conditioner is on the fritz. 

Efficiency and Age of the AC Unit
How efficient your air conditioner runs is likely going to tell you if a repair vs. a replacement is needed. If your home isn't cooling properly, your energy bills are higher than expected and the unit is more than 10-years old, then you may want to consider replacing the unit. A continuously running air conditioner is going to cost you more in the long run. If you have questions about the efficiency of your air conditioner, our technicians at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can check it out for you. 

Benefits of Replacement
There are many benefits that can help you decide whether or not you should replace your AC unit or continue with repairs. Is the quality of the air circulating through your home stagnant or consistently producing too much dust? If so, the air filtration system in your AC unit may no longer be working properly. A replacement would improve air quality as well as provide you with manufacturer warranties that often the cover the unit for 10 years. Plus, smart technology and improvements in design give you additional features that reduce the need for future repairs. 

Air Conditioning Repair vs. Replacement
A good rule of thumb is to determine if the repair is going to cost more than $5000 or is equal to 50 percent of the unit's value. When the repair goes over either of those amounts, then it's best to get your air conditioner replaced. Some signs that you may need a repair are: loud noises, bad odors, high humidity, insufficient airflow and warm air.

At A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, we are available to help you determine if you'll need a repair or a replacement and offer excellent installation packages to fit your home's needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a certified technician. 

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FAQ

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
     
  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

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