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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Knowing What to Factor in Before Buying a New Cooling System

home cooling maintenance new jerseyHow comfortable is your home now that temperatures are rising in northern New Jersey?

Are you bothered by hot spots throughout the house? Is your air conditioning cycling endlessly without ever getting you really comfortable? Like all home comfort equipment, your A/C requires attention and has a limited life cycle. If your home isn’t as cool as you’d like it to be, your equipment might need some repairs — or it might need to be replaced.

JW Pierson Co. can help you figure out what you need to do before the summer heat becomes unbearable.

Warning Signs That Your A/C Is Struggling

We know that not everyone is an HVAC expert, but if you suspect that your air conditioning is nearing retirement, look for these warning signs:

Warm spots in your home — Can your system no longer keep your whole house comfortable?

Frequent cycling — Does your A/C turn on and off multiple times each day?

Strange sounds — Is there rattling, grinding or squealing coming from your equipment?

Unpleasant odors — Have you noticed burnt or musty smells around your A/C?

Fluid near your equipment — Are there pools of liquid near your equipment?

Airflow problems — Is there warm or irregular air coming from your vents?

Unexplained billing increases — Are your energy bills significantly higher even though you aren’t using your A/C more often?

Some of the underlying issues that cause these problems can be repaired easily. Some might require more complicated service or a whole new system. JW Pierson’s HVAC technicians can diagnose the issue and suggest a solution.

Repair or Replace?

The lifespan of a central air conditioner system is generally between 12 and 15 years. However, if your system is over 10 years old, its efficiency will be reduced. So, if your A/C is more than a decade old and no longer functioning the way you’d like it to, it could be time for a replacement.

Here are some situations where it makes more sense to replace cooling equipment than to repair it:

If you decide that it’s time to replace your cooling system, you can trust the HVAC experts at JW Pierson to help you select and install the best air conditioning for your home. We install and service A/C equipment from top manufacturers like Fujitsu, American Standard, Goodman, and Tempstar.

Your new cooling system will keep your family comfortable and save you money on energy usage for years to come. Plus, you can ensure the longevity and efficiency of your equipment with one of our affordable, comprehensive Cool Comfort service plans.

Need us to look at your aging cooling equipment? Contact us to arrange service.