A Broken AC Unit: Should You Fix or Replace It?

When your AC unit breaks down, it can be a nightmare. You always expect the worst: that the entire unit will have to be replaced. However,  Gembecki wants you to understand when you find yourself with a broken AC unit, there are several factors at play that will determine whether you should ultimately replace the unit or not.

Usually, It Can Be Repaired

A secret that few repair technicians want you to know is that your AC unit can usually be repaired. They would rather make the money from selling you a new unit, but these air conditioning repair specialists would rather be honest with you to earn your trust and your business. Repairs can take time and be expensive, but they are rarely as expensive as replacing the entire unit.

Is It Under Warranty?

If your AC unit is still under warranty, the cost of your repairs (or replacement, if that’s necessary) will be reimbursed. However, if it is no longer under warranty, that is a sign that the unit is nearing its recommended lifespan. If your unit is no longer under warranty and the repair will be a costly one, your Gembecki technician may recommend that you consider replacing the unit instead of going through with the repair, as the repair would only serve as a stop-gap for an already aged unit.

The Age of the Unit

Similar to warranty concerns, the age of the unit is also a concern. Many AC units now have warranties that cover the entire realistic lifespan of the unit, making age even more of a factor. If your unit has reached the end of its recommended use lifespan, or will be reaching it soon, your AC repair technician will discuss the option of replacing the broken unit with you.

Remember that this HVAC company will never recommend that you replace a unit that a simple repair would fix. They will only recommend that you replace your AC unit if a replacement would be a better use of your money.  Your trust and business are valuable and you will be treated with the respect you deserve.

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