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Around 90% of Americans use air conditioning in some shape or form. Many people in Fort Myers have central air to protect their homes from the Florida heat.

Unfortunately, HVAC systems don’t last forever, and you may experience issues with your AC at any point after air conditioner installation.

Do you think it might be time to repair or replace your air conditioner? If so, you need to figure out which option is the best for your circumstance.

Keep reading to learn about common issues you may have with your AC unit and how you can tell if air conditioner repair or replacement is more appropriate.

Common Issues You May Experience With Your Air Conditioner

If you’re reading this article, likely, you’re already having some problem with your air conditioning unit.

Luckily, some issues are much more common than others, and if you’re dealing with a popular problem, an HVAC professional will have an easier time diagnosing the concern.

Some of the most typical problems you may come across include:

  • The refrigerant is leaking
  • The evaporator coil is frozen
  • The AC fan isn’t running
  • There is leaking water
  • The filters are dirty
  • Electric controls are not functioning
  • The AC is always running or won’t run at all
  • Only hot air is blowing
  • The circuit breaker is repeatedly tripping

Repair or Replace: Which Is Best?

The sad truth is that not all AC problems can be repaired. So, if you have an issue that is more severe or serious, it is likely to be necessary for you to replace the entire unit.

There are some things that HVAC pros can fix. Unfortunately, since repairs aren’t always possible, you will need to have a professional look at your AC unit before it can be determined if a repair is possible.

This is why it’s a good idea to get in touch with an HVAC company, like Ellsworth’s Heating and Cooling, as soon as possible after you notice an issue.

Factors to Consider Before Air Conditioner Replacement

If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or more), it likely is time to replace the entire system regardless of what type of issue it’s having. This is because air conditioning units wear out over time, especially in hotter regions like Florida.

Another factor to consider is whether your air conditioner not working properly is happening to you all the time. If this is a frequent problem you’re having, it likely is easier for you (and less expensive overall) to replace the whole thing.

An older AC unit may use R-22 refrigerant, which has been found to contribute to ozone depletion. If your unit is still using this, it may be worth it to get a replacement just for this reason.

Lastly, if your energy bills are extremely high and you can’t figure out why, a more efficient AC unit may be the answer.

Do You Need an HVAC Service Provider?

An HVAC company will help you figure out if your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced. They have the skills needed to help you determine what is best for your specific situation.

Do you think you may need to repair or replace your air conditioner? Don’t sit in the uncomfortable Fort Myers heat any longer!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.