(760) 364-8885 Request Service

Should I Repair or Replace My AC Unit?

Every homeowner will end up wondering whether it’s time to replace their air conditioner at one time or another. Whether you moved into a home with an old system or have lived with the same one for many years, it can be difficult to tell if it’s time to get a new AC unit or simply repair the one you have.

Repairing Your AC

In most cases, repairing your AC rather than replacing it is an obvious choice. You wouldn’t replace the whole unit if the motor went bad or the coils froze. With proper maintenance and repairs when necessary, an AC unit should last quite a long time. Even major repairs should be your first option until your AC reaches 10-15 years old.

It’s important to contact your AC company for repair services if your AC stops working, makes strange noises, isn’t cooling correctly or has any other abnormal occurrences. Neglecting repairs can cause further damage and lead to a shorter lifespan for your system. 

Is it time for AC replacement?

Planning your home AC replacement is the best way to be prepared for investing in a new system, so you should be aware of what to look for when it comes to signs that it’s time to replace. Signs that your AC is on its last leg include:

  • It’s 15-20 years old
  • Higher energy bills
  • Strange noises and smells
  • Poor airflow or inadequate cooling
  • Frequent repairs
  • It still uses R-22

How do I decide between replacement and repairs?

The best way to decide whether you should repair or replace your AC unit is to compare the costs. In the long run, it’s sometimes more cost-efficient to invest in a new unit rather than continuing to pour money into expensive AC repairs. This is because a new unit will be more efficient and less likely to break down, so the initial investment pays off in the future.

However, not everyone is ready to make such a big investment. In this case, it may be better to repair your AC, which will buy you time to save for a new unit. If you do need help paying for a new unit, check out the My Guy financing options.

Whether you need replacement or repairs, My Guy Heating and Air Conditioning is here to do the job right. We provide air conditioner repair Escondido can trust. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Experience the My Guy Difference

quality service icon
Fast, Reliable Service
We know when your AC or heater isn't working properly, you can't wait around for it to get fixed. That's why we proudly offer same-day service!
service technician icon
Professionals You Trust
Feel good about the people coming through your door. All of our technicians are uniformed, 100% drug-free, and background checked.
blue ribbon icon
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Experience peace of mind when you work with our team. Not only are we licensed, insured, and bonded, but we are NATE certified.

Client Reviews

Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

The best! Jared came to our house and was friendly, professional and fixed our heaters (that two other previous companies could not fix)! I couldn’t believe they had all 5 Star reviews and even joked with Jared (and Kay) about it. Now I understand why. Don’t take a chance with anyone else. You found the best here. Thanks again Jared!

TK Stohlman

Professional and Knowledgeable

We were very happy with the service we received. Justin was very knowledgeable and offered several suggestions to improve our heating issues. We will continue to use My Guy for any problems in the future and definitely recommend them

Tracy Dingle

Amazing Service

We had amazing service at our A++ Community in La Costa. Our Technician, Nicholas was both prompt and professional and resolved our heating issue quickly and efficiently. We will be using ” My Guy Heating and Air” on all 4 of my properties moving forward.

Lisa Mannion