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With longer days and temperatures that drive you outdoors to enjoy the spring-like weather, it’s time to ensure that your family stays nice and cool as the temperatures soar in the summertime. If at the end of last year’s air conditioning season you got the news that your air conditioner needed some expensive repairs, you’ve probably spent the last few months deciding between paying for repair or a new air conditioning installation. Here are some things to consider.

Age of Your Unit

Most air conditioning units operate from between 10 and 15 years. The length of time your unit operates can depend on the brand and quality of the unit. If your air conditioning unit is relatively new and should last another five to seven years, then you might consider repairs. When the unit is over 10 years old, then it’s probably best to go ahead and replace it with a new unit.

The Cost

In some cases, the cost of repairing your air conditioner can be too high. It can be up to 40 percent of a new unit. It seems obvious it’s time to replace it. However, sometimes it’s not so clear. One thing to consider is that there are other costs involved. Each year, air conditioner manufacturers create more efficient models, which means a newer model can lower your utility costs. There isn’t a hard and fast rule but take a minute to look at all the costs and savings.

More Repairs to Come

Talk to your air conditioner serviceman and ask him about the general condition of the unit. If it’s in good condition, you should consider having the unit repaired. However, the service person might have noticed other areas that may fail in the near future.

No matter which option you choose, M&M Mechanical, Inc. is ready to answer all of your questions and help you make a final decision. Call us today for more information to help you make the decision.

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