If you’re ever left in the situation where you wonder if it’s time to replace your old air conditioner or repair it, we have a simple answer for you! With just a little bit of number crunching and middle school mathematics, you can determine what is the best option for you and save the most money in the process!
The Replacement Formula:
When determining if it’s time to upgrade to a new air conditioner, consider using this formula to determine if it’s a worthy investment.
(Cost of Repair) X (Age of Old AC Unit in Years) > (Cost of Your New AC)
With this formula, you can see that if multiplying the cost of your AC repair by the age of your old unit cost more than the cost of the new air conditioner that you want, then it’s okay to replace your AC.
However, If the cost comes down to being less than a new air conditioner, then obviously, you can save money by just having it repaired.
Things to Consider:
Keep in mind that while this formula works on a base level and is for the most part, accurate, there are always unknown factors to keep in mind when it comes to replacement versus repair. There may be occasions that while the cost may indeed be lower, other factors that can end up costing you more money in the long run may be present, leaving with you with the option to spend a little more now, and save money later.
Either way, whatever your decision or situation, we’re here to help you and provide you with the most accurate and trustworthy evaluation possible, giving you a peace of mind when it comes to make that final decision.