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So your air conditioner has stopped working or has started to work less efficiently. The question is: ‘should I repair or replace my air conditioner?’. Often you will find that your old air conditioner only needs a minor repair to get it back up and running. However, at some point it will no longer be worth pouring your money into an old AC that requires regular repairs.

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. We pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide our customers with which means that we won’t just try to sell you a replacement air conditioner. If your air conditioner can be fixed (and it’s worth fixing) we’ll let you know.

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In the meantime, read on for general advice on when to repair, and when to replace, an air conditioner.


Should I Repair Or Replace My Air Conditioner?

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your air conditioner ask yourself the following questions:

1) How Old Is The Air Conditioner?

When deciding whether to repair or replace your air conditioner, consider the age of the unit. Air conditioners typically have a lifespan of 10 – 15 years. So if your air conditioner requires repairs, and is over 15 years old, in most cases it will be best to replace rather than repair. This is because an older unit will likely require repairs more often, so it’s better to replace the unit with a new, more efficient AC, than to pour more money into an old air conditioner that could be driving up your power bills.

2) Has Your Power Bill Started Going Up?

Another factor to consider when determining the best course of action for your broken down air conditioner is your energy bill. Have you noticed that your power bill has been going up when your rates haven’t changed? This could be a sign that your air conditioner has started to run less efficiently, and for longer periods of time, meaning it may need to be replaced.

3) Does Your Air Conditioner Still Cool Effectively?

Air conditioners lose efficiency over time due to general wear and tear on the components. This means that if your air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan, and you’ve noticed that it is no longer effectively cooling your home, it might be time for a replacement.

4) Repair Cost x AC Age = $5000?

A general rule to use when deciding whether your air conditioner is worth repairing is to multiply the cost of repair by the age of the air conditioner (in years). If the result is more than $5000, you should seriously consider replacing your AC.

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For example, if you’re quoted $495 for repairs, and your air conditioner is 15 years old, 495 x 15 = $7425. This means that it’s likely more financially prudent to replace your air conditioner than to repair it. Conversely, if the sum of the repairs and the age of the air conditioner is less than $5000, it may still be worth repairing.

Your Local Air Conditioning Experts – Advanced Climate Solutions


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Still not sure whether to repair or replace your air conditioner? Contact your local air conditioning experts at Advanced Climate Solutions. Our highly-trained technicians are experienced with a wide range of air conditioners and can give you expert advice on your broken down air conditioner. We also offer quality air conditioning installations, repairs and maintenance. Call ACS today on 0403 254 272 for all of your air conditioning Brisbane needs.