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Does my Air Conditioning unit Need to be Replaced
by: Island A/C Team

Does my A/C system need to be replaced? This is a question we get quite often, and in a lot of cases the answer is no. However, there are plenty of unscrupulous air conditioning contractors replacing perfectly repairable systems every day in South Florida. This is why it is always good to get a second opinion when someone tells you that your system needs to be replaced, especially if your air conditioner is 5 year old or less.

Many air conditioning breakdowns can leave the homeowner thinking that "this is it, the air conditioning needs to be replaced"; especially if the unit is older. However, only a trained technician can make the determination whether your system is redeemable or not.

As a general rule, if a unit is less than 5 years old and has been maintained properly, it will be repairable. Especially if it does not have a history of breakdowns.

When the unit is older however, there are additional factors to consider when making the call of whether or not your air conditioning system needs to be replaced. Your technician will assess the unit as a whole, considering the wear & tear of other parts in order to determine if your system is healthy, or if more repairs are around the corner. With that knowledge, your technician will perform a cost analysis in order to recommend whether the A/C system is worth repairing or if it is better to replace it.

Another factor to consider is energy efficiency. Over the past few years there have been important improvement to the energy efficiency of air conditioning units. As a result, newer systems can save you so much money on your electric bill that it might make financial sense to replace your current system, even if it is repairable.

As always, in order to get the best advice when it comes to your air conditioning system, the best way is to trust an experienced air conditioning contractor with the proper references. Check their Angie's List rating to make sure that others were satisfied with their service.

Over the past 12 years Island Air Conditioning has helped numerous customers in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and the surrounding areas make the best decision about their air conditioning. Island Air Conditioning has been awarded Angie's List Super Service Award twice and has a long track record of satisfied residential and commercial customers.

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If you have any questions regarding this post, or if you need Air Conditioning Replacement services in Boca Raton or the surrounding areas, please contact us at: 561-278-3488 , one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

Article date: Apr. 02 2014

Job type: Air Conditioning Replacement

Job Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County


  • Air Conditioning Unit
  • Replaced
  • A/C System
  • Air Conditioning Contractors
  • Repairable Systems
  • South Florida
  • Air Conditioning Breakdowns
  • Trained Technician
  • Wear And Tear
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Angie's List Rating
  • Boca Raton
  • Delray Beach
  • Angie's List
  • Super Service Award

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