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Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning System? April 23, 2019

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning System? , Anchorage, Alaska

On the hottest days, you rely on the air conditioning system to keep you cool and comfortable. Many areas of Alaska can become excessively hot and muggy in summer. If your AC unit is aging and unreliable, you may be debating whether to replace it or have it repaired. Below are some tips to help you make that decision.

When to Repair Your Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioning in Eagle River, AKIf your AC is only a year or two old, it almost always makes sense to try and repair it. Similarly, if you don't plan to remain in the house for more than a couple of years, you may not wish to invest in a new air conditioning system to save money. In general, sudden breakdowns can usually be repaired without too much trouble because they are caused by a single malfunctioning part rather than system decay.

When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

If you have been experiencing frequent breakdowns and find yourself calling an air conditioning repair service regularly, it may be time to buy a new system. If it's making a lot of noise or is unable to maintain constant temperatures, the unit may be wearing down. This is especially true if the system is more than ten years old, which is the average lifespan for an AC unit. If the estimated cost of repairs is more than half the price of a new system, you're often better off investing in a replacement. Newer AC units are typically more energy-efficient. They should save you money on utility bills while keeping your home a more constant, comfortable temperature and humidity level.

 

To have your air conditioning unit repaired or replaced, contact Extreme Heating and Air in Eagle River, AK. They serve businesses and homeowners in and around the Greater Anchorage area and offer prompt service and reliable workmanship. They specialize in HVAC, plumbing, and water heater repair and installation, and they're fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection. Visit their website to connect with them online or call (907) 726-1805 to request a quote.

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