A/C Repair Services
At Island Comfort, we are prepared to handle any repair for your air conditioning unit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians.
Air Conditioner Repair Services
Is your A/C not working? We provide air conditioning repair services for residents of Kona, Oahu, and Kauai.
Here are some common repairs that we will fix:
- Clogged or dirty air filter
- Clogged drain line
- Faulty wiring
- Dirty thermostat
- Imbalanced Thermostat
- Corroded, dirty, or frozen coils
- Contactors that are worn out
- Leaking refrigerant (Freon)
Do You Need a Repair or Replacement?
It’s an older unit, too, but you can’t decide if you need to replace it or repair it.
Unless your air conditioner is truly on its last leg, most of the time, your AC can be repaired and keep on chugging. When the repairs add up to more than replacing the unit, then replacement is probably going to be your best bet.
To help you figure out whether or not replacement or repair is your next step, here are some unbiased pointers to get you started.
Consider the Age of Your AC Unit
If your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, then you’re likely going to be better off replacing your unit. The typical lifespan is between 10-15 years, so if it’s acting up, replacement may be worthwhile.
On the other hand, if your unit is less than ten years old, it would probably make more sense to repair the unit.
When you repair or replace a piece of the unit in the spring, and by fall, a new repair is needed, it may or may not be a deal-breaker.
Repair Costs Are High
As time goes by, you’ll see a trend on repairs as the unit gets older, and you might find yourself repairing and replacing parts every season. By that time, replacement needs to be on your radar.
Repairs add up, and the more you have, the more it is going to cost, and it will eventually be more than it would cost to replace your unit.
The unit by itself will cost you several thousand dollars depending on where you live, the brand, and the unit you decide on.
Your AC Unit Can’t Keep Up
AC units, like all pieces of machinery, wear down over time and the temperatures keep going up every single year. Temperatures ten years ago are worth considering because air conditioners may not be able to keep up with today’s temps.
Insulation is also something to think about because older homes aren’t as insulated as ones now, so the AC might need to be bigger than the one that was initially installed.
Energy Bills Keep Going Up
As your AC unit gets older, it works harder to make your house cool. The hard-working unit is naturally going to pull more energy to run.
If you notice that your energy bills are steadily rising, and the rates of your electricity haven’t changed, you might want to look at replacing your unit.
Energy Star can be one way to encourage better energy usage, so look for appliances that have the mark when you go to replace your unit.
Making the Decision to Replace or Repair
Deciding whether or not to replace your system or repair it can be stressful. Look at the big picture and make the decision based on your best interests.
Remember, replacing the AC may be pricey, but it is an investment to your home and your family’s comfort in the sweltering heat.