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Should it Stay or Should it Go? An A/C Replacement Guide

It’s one of the toughest questions many homeowners have to answer: When is the right time to replace your old air conditioner? Wait too long and you could be spending way too much money on expensive air conditioning service and repairs, and when the end comes you might spend time in a hothouse until the new one is installed. Replace it too soon and you’re not getting a full return on your investment in what is a very expensive household system. In order to make the right decision, you need the help of HVAC professionals like the ones at Masters Heating & Cooling with six locations including Fort Wayne, IN. Here are a few items that could help you make the right decision.

Getting the right help

The first thing you need to do is pick the right contractor. It starts by making sure the company has met all licensing and insurance regulations. Ask any candidates for references, and then check them out. Talk with the customers about the service they received. Were they happy with the work, and was it completed on time?

Knowledge is power

Why are you doing all of this? It’s simple. Anyone can look at a rusted-out car belching blue smoke from the tailpipe and know it’s on its last legs. You will virtually never see those obvious signs from an air conditioner. It takes a trained technician to determine what sort of shape it’s really in. Share any and all information with the contractor you choose. The technician needs to know what problems you are having in order to make an informed decision.

Examine utility bills

Share your utility bills with the contractor and talk about what they mean. Have the bills gone up recently? If your current unit is 10 years old or older, a new air conditioner should save you a significant amount of money every month. A 30% savings isn’t uncommon.

Repair costs

Now talk about how much money you’ve spent on repairs. If another repair is needed, ask the technician how much it’s going to cost and is it a sign of things to come.

Crunch all the numbers

A good contractor will help you crunch the numbers and lay them out for you in an understandable fashion. That’s exactly what Masters will do, and we will give you our opinion about what makes the most sense, but ultimately only you can make the final decision. While cost is an important factor, it shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision. The comfort and peace of mind that comes with a new air conditioner also has value.

So, whatever your heating and cooling needs in Fort Wayne, IN and the entire region, do your homework. When you do, we are confident you will call Masters Heating & Cooling to help you make those tough decisions regarding your HVAC systems in Decatur, or anywhere in Northern Indiana. With six locations to serve you, Masters will always get there faster.

“The men were efficient, careful, and persistent on detail to make sure everything was correct.”
“Great experience getting the A/Cs installed.”
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