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AC Repair vs. Replacement: Should I Repair or Replace My AC Unit?

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Your 10-year-old air conditioning (AC) unit just broke. Do you repair or replace it?

When there’s a problem with your AC unit in your Alsip home, the solution is often to repair it. But when there is significant and costly damage, does it make more sense to replace the system instead?

Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning is here with all the information you need about your Illinois home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Our licensed and certified professionals offer reliable solutions to support your comfort and safety at home. Trust in our team of experts—we are here for you!

When Does It Make Sense to Repair My Air Conditioner?

If you have a newer air conditioning system, it usually makes sense to repair it.

Most air conditioning systems have a service life of 15 to 20 years with routine maintenance. Is your air conditioner around this age? If your AC is only a few years old—or the damage is minor—opt for the repair.

Don’t just invest in a brand new system when you can have your current air conditioner repaired at a fraction of the cost and still enjoy quality comfort for many years.

An exception to this rule is if the repair cost is too high—or if you need to call for repairs more than twice in the same season. It may make more sense to purchase a new system—particularly if you want to upgrade your equipment.

Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options that make it easy to upgrade your HVAC equipment. At Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning, we strive to build lasting relationships with all our customers.

How Do I Know When It’s Time for an AC Replacement?

If your air conditioner breaks down and is 15 years or older, more often than not, the answer is simple: it’s time to replace it.

There’s no sense in spending money on repairing a system you will need to replace soon anyway. You might as well put the money you would spend on the repair toward the cost of a newer, more efficient system.

You may be on the fence about whether to repair or replace your air conditioner, especially if it is around 10 years old. Repairing it at this age can still provide you with several more years of useful service life, but replacing an aging system has its advantages too.

Replacing a system that is 10 years old or more could help you save up to 20 percent on cooling costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. And you will avoid paying for the repair costs on top of a brand new system down the road.

You’ll save even more money by replacing your 10-year-old furnace and AC at the same time. Replacing the two pieces of equipment together makes financial sense, even if your furnace still works. You’ll save money on installation and lower energy bills.

Benefits of a New AC System

Opting to replace your air conditioner with a new model is beneficial for many reasons, such as:

  • Reduces your energy uses
  • Decrease your monthly cooling bills
  • Supports better indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Offers a brand new warranty and full service life

Turn to Us for Air Conditioning Repair and Replacement 

Whether you decide to repair or replace the air conditioning system in your Alsip, IL, home, Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you. We can handle any of your heating and cooling needs. Call us today at 708-423-9580 or request service online.