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Does Your Air Conditioner Need to Be Replaced or Repaired?

Imagine this scenario: here we are at the peak of summer and your air conditioner starts to show signs of failure. Or worse, it doesn’t come on at all. No AC system lasts forever, even if it’s well-maintained and you keep on top of repairs. As such, your instinct is likely to replace your AC, but what if you could get by on repairs instead?

An AC replacement is not something you should rush into, but you need all the facts to determine if replacement is best or repairs could give your system a few more years of life. Keep reading to learn about some factors that can help you decide between repairs or replacement.


Depending on what model air conditioning system you have, and as long as it’s well maintained, your system should be able to last 10–15 years. If your air conditioning system is younger than this and you haven’t had to have a lot or repairs done, then replacement may be a bit premature.


Is your air conditioner effectively cooling your home, or is it struggling to do so? If you’ve always had this problem, then your AC system may not have been appropriately sized for your home to begin with, and replacement may be necessary. If you’ve only just begun to have this problem though, then you probably can get by with a repair.


If your air conditioning system is working harder than it should have to or seems to have dropped in efficiency, then it may have reached an age that it simply can’t cool as it used to. If you are ready to upgrade to a high-efficiency AC system, our staff will be happy to help you make an informed decision.

If you’re looking for trustworthy air conditioning services in San Antonio, TX, contact Riteway Service Company today!

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