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Instead of worrying, call First Choice Heating and Air Conditioning. We focus on making customers for life, which means that we are committed to treating all of our customers with honesty and integrity. We can take a look at your existing system and tell you whether it can be repaired to last another season. We will also discuss different replacement options with you. For example, you may have an older system that can be repaired, but find replacement to be a more affordable option because of improvements in efficiency since you bought your last system.
Generally, if your system is more than 8 years old, replacement is a better option than repair. This is for three reasons. First, an older system that is starting to show problems may not reliably cool you, especially during the hottest parts of the summer. Second, since 2010 air conditioner manufacturers have had to use a different kind of refrigerant, which can make it difficult and expensive to find an older chlorofluorocarbon-based coolant if your coolant needs to be recharged, which could potentially render your existing system useless. Third, newer systems might use half of the energy of older systems, while providing better temperature consistency.
However, the replacement decision does not depend on your air conditioner unit alone, but also on the condition of your current ducts, insulation, and other air conditioner support equipment. At First Choice, we will make sure that you understand all of the costs associated with repairing or replacing a system, in order to help you make the best decision for your family and your budget. If you do decide that replacement is the right option for you, we offer 0% financing for up to 60 months.