Should You Repair or Replace your AC unit in Florida?

Posted on AC Tips March 8, 2010 by John Brescia
An air conditioning unit: #The coils and pipes...
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Like most mechanical machines – air conditioners aren’t made to last your entire lifetime. Although regular ac maintenance can prevent your unit from failing on you, sometimes having it replaced may come out cheaper for you.  An outdated system may not only be more costly to maintain but it may also be harming you more than helping. Consider the following facts about your outdated system:

  • Out of warranty means costly repairs
  • Circulates as much dust around the house as air
  • Unbalanced airflow makes it harder to cool rooms

“It doesn’t make sense to put several hundred dollars in repairs into equipment that might already be too old or which already has had lots of expensive breakdowns in the past,” says Randy Novak, president of Novak Heating and Air Condition. SEER stands for “seasonal energy efficiency rating” and is a measure of a central air conditioner’s efficiency and performance. To be considered a high-efficiency unit, today’s systems have to possess a rating higher than 10 SEER. Shoppers in Florida should focus their attention on units that are up to date and designed to work with the next generation of eco-friendly air conditioning systems.

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