Arizona Air Conditioning: Repair vs. Replacement

Summers in the Arizona desert can be excessively hot, and this summer has been no exception.

When the temperatures reach triple digit levels, it can be difficult for your air conditioning system to keep up and provide the cool air that you desire. This can lead many to call for repair services when a deeper issue may be at hand, which can best be solved with system replacement. But how do you know for sure?

It is always recommended to call a AC specialist to check your system and offer solutions. In order to ensure best results, it is vital that you use a reliable and trustworthy HVAC company. This will leave you with peace of mind that you are given an honest opinion from true industry experts. It may be a good idea to get a second opinion when system replacement is a suggestion, as this is a costly investment.

Keep the following considerations in mind to help you determine whether or not to replace your system this summer:

System Age

If your system is many years old, typically 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it with a new one. This is because your system’s energy efficiency and performance quality may decrease over the years.

Cost

Is your system costing you a fortune to operate, as evidenced by your monthly utility bills? While energy costs tend to increase over time, a sudden or excessive increase may be evidence of system issues.

Noise

If your system has become extra noisy during operation, it may be a sign that there is a problem with the internal components such as the indoor coil, or could even mean that your duct system have been sized incorrectly.

Problem Frequency

How frequently have you been experiencing issues with your heating and air system? If you have had your system repaired multiple times within the last year, it may be time to consider replacement.

Replacing your system can come with a number of benefits including improved energy efficiency and indoor air quality, receiving a manufacturer warranty, and the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants that won’t deplete the ozone layer like the commonly used R-22 Freon refrigerant. You may also benefit from rebates and tax incentives on your new system purchase. If repair is in order, you may simply not have enough air returns to properly cool your space, leaky ducts, improper refrigerant charge, or even a clogged system from overly dirty filters.

Whether you think you need simple repair, or a complete system replacement, the team at Mason Mechanical is prepared to help. Give us a call and we will provide service at your earliest convenience.