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Pittsburgh AC Question: Is it Worth it to Repair Your Air Conditioning System?

Knowing the difference between repair and replacement can be tricky. One question we often get from customers who are tired of paying for constant repairs, or whose AC is old, concerns whether it’s still worth it to repair their Pittsburgh air conditioning system. It’s not an easy decision and it depends on numerous factors, all of which are unique to your home and situation, as well as your budget and your cooling needs. The first step involves calling your local AC professional for advice. A consummate analysis of the state of your system should precede any major decision-making. Considering the resources required for a system replacement, you need to make a good decision, one that you and your family will be happy with for the years to come. In this post, we’d like to give you a few pointers. Call Boehmer Heating & Air Conditioning for comprehensive air conditioning services, from installation and repair to system replacement.

  • Energy efficiency: You need to think about energy efficiency if you’re considering replacement. This is where performance and energy cost intersect. Knowing what the difference is between your old and new systems’ respective energy efficiency ratios can allow you to estimate how much you might save on your energy bill every month with a new system. This is particularly important if your system is more than ten years old. Today’s systems are much more energy efficient than older systems and this can work to your advantage.
  • Performance: The decision comes down to performance, and if you’re sick and tired of paying for repairs knowing that your old system barely keeps up with your cooling needs, then you should definitely consider replacement. Not only will you avoid constant service calls, but you will also ensure the future of your home comfort. By choosing a professional technician, you’ll also be able to find a new system that exactly matches the size of your home so that your new AC will easily outperform the older system.

If you’re thinking about replacement instead of repair, but don’t know where to start, call Boehmer Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your air conditioning needs in Pittsburgh. We can help you make the right decision for your home and budget.


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