The decision to repair or replace the air conditioner isn’t easy. For one, a new aircon is expensive and involves multiple discussions around the installation, getting rid of the old aircon, etc. On the other hand, it makes no sense to spend on aircon servicing every few weeks. The answer, however, depends on your unique circumstances and the condition of your current aircon. Here are a few tips to help you decide:
How Old Is The Current Aircon You’re Using?
Air conditioners typically last for 10 to 20 years, depending on how well they are maintained. For instance, poorly maintained systems rarely last for more than a decade. If the system is old, replacing it is a sensible decision – you are better off paying for a new aircon rather than spending money on repairs. You’ll need an aircon servicing company professional to help you make this decision.
How Much Does It Cost To Repair The Aircon?
If you’re still undecided, consult an aircon servicing company to compare repair costs with the costs of installing a new unit. The technician will give you a better picture, including money you’d be saving over time. Newer aircon models are energy efficient, helping you reduce energy bills.
Aircon servicing companies usually follow the 5000 rule, i.e., if the age of the unit multiplied by the repair cost exceeds $5000, buying a new air conditioner makes sense. Or else, repair it.
Is The Aircon Servicing Company Offering Repair Deals?
Many aircon servicing companies in Singapore offer great deals on repair work. You’ll save money and get added benefits like 24×7 online booking, hassle-free servicing, end-to-end aircon solutions, workmanship warranty, etc.
If you’re considering buying a new air conditioner, call us at 87710850 to check if we’re running an offer. Similarly, if you’re getting a great deal on replacement, you may want to take advantage of that and buy a new, energy-efficient model at the best price.
Do You Plan On Living In Your Home For A Long Time?
If you plan on moving in the next few years, replacing the unit does not make financial sense. Unless the aircon has failed beyond repair or if repairs are excessive, we suggest keeping your current system. Naturally, if the aircon is not well maintained, the buyer may ask for a reduction in the home sale price to compensate for the replacement cost.
What Are The Telltale Signs That Your Aircon Needs Replacement?
- Too much noise – squeaking, grating, etc.- common signs that the AC isn’t working.
- The AC breaks down frequently
- Frequent refrigerant leaks
- The unit takes time to switch on and off
- The aircon smells funny – possibly moldy odor or even burning smell.
- Frequent problems with the thermostat
- A significant increase in energy bills
If you need help deciding if the aircon needs replacement, call us. We’re one of the best aircon servicing companies in Singapore, with over two decades of experience fixing all aircon problems.