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When an air conditioner has a serious breakdown, especially if it is not the first time in recent memory, there is a certain question that will arise. Is it time to repair the AC again, or should you consider replacing it? There are a number of factors that can help make the decision, but ultimately it is one that you need to make with your technician at J.R. Perkins Heating and Cooling.

Age of the Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner has had a major breakdown, you may want to take into consideration the age of the machine. Air conditioners typically have a maximum lifespan of anywhere between 15 to 20 years. If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, you have to face the very real fact that it may be getting to the end of its life. This means more frequent repairs will be needed to keep it on life support.

Past Repairs

Every repair that an air conditioner undergoes does not necessarily mean the lifespan is affected. However, air conditioner repairs—especially major ones—should not be a yearly occurrence. If you have to repair your air conditioner every year or even multiple times a year, it is time to get a replacement. Those repairs will continue to add up above and beyond what a new system will cost.

Energy Efficiency

While energy efficiency alone is often the reason that some people want to purchase a new air conditioner, often times it is not enough to persuade families to follow through with the big investment. However, if your air conditioning unit is reaching an advanced age or you have had to make multiple repairs, the desire for energy efficiency can become a persuasive reason to finally take the leap.

A new model of air conditioner can more than pay for itself with the money it will save you over its lifetime. Ask one of our trained professionals at J.R. Perkins Heating and Cooling about the energy efficient products we offer that will save you the most money in the long run.

J.R. Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley, servicing Phoenix and more specifically Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, please visit our website at or call (480) 422-4437.

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