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Repair or Replace: The Air Conditioning Edition

One of the most common questions we get from customers is whether they should repair or replace their air conditioning system. It’s not always easy to tell when it’s time to stop throwing away money on an aging air conditioner and investing in a brand new, energy-efficient system. Our expert AC technicians have seen it all, and they can help you decide when it’s time to repair or replace.

If you need help deciding whether to repair or replace your AC, contact Arctic Air Conditioning today by calling 732-455-9110!

How to Decide Between Repairing & Replacing Your AC

There are a few things you should consider when trying to decide whether it’s best to repair or replace your AC system:

The Age of Your Air Conditioner

How old is your AC system? Most units last between 10 – 12 years, and after that, they become very expensive to repair and generally break down frequently. Older systems may even require parts that have been discontinued, making them very expensive and difficult to get a hold of. 

If your unit is just a few years old and is normally pretty trouble-free but has recently displayed minor trouble signs, AC repair is the smart, cost-effective option.

The Current Condition of Your Air Conditioner

What is the current condition of your AC system? Is your air conditioner made by a quality brand like Lennox? How often does it experience breakdowns? Does it blow warm or lukewarm air? Does the unit take a particularly long time to cool your home? Are certain parts of your New Jersey home cooler than other parts, causing an uncomfortable living environment?

If your unit breaks down frequently, takes a long time to cool your home, or is made by an inferior brand, air conditioning replacement may be the best option for you and the most cost-effective down the road.

The Energy Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner

If you decide to repair an old AC system, it will still have the same efficiency it was rated for when it was manufactured. Older units are far less efficient than newer ones due to improvements in technology, as well as tighter energy standards implemented by the government.

AC units are rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings), which is a measure of how efficient a given air conditioning system is. Today’s air conditioners must have a minimum of 13 SEER to be installed and a 14 SEER to be considered ENERGY STAR qualified.

Have Your System Diagnosed by the Experts

Still unsure whether it’s time to repair or replace your air conditioner? Have your malfunctioning system diagnosed by the experts—we’ll assess your system and let you know your options and how cost-effective each one will be so you can make an informed, educated decision. Contact us today to schedule your service!

Testimonials
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”It is a pleasure dealing with Arctic Air Conditioning. They are professional, communicate and show up when they say they will. The technician was knowledgeable and thorough. He explained the…”

- Petunia Mom
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”We have used Arctic Air since 2017 when we installed a new HVAC system. Today we had Alex Demauro come out for our yearly fall maintenance. After a not so…”

- Brielle Calvert
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”An excellent family owned and operated business local to Old Bridge residents. Mike B. from Sales is very honest and only sells you what you need. Howard and Ross, the…”

- Armin K.
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”The technician was very professional. He answered all of our questions regarding the air purification system”

- Kathleen Allen
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”Highly recommend! Alex D who came and serviced our heat was great and very professional.”

- Mandy D
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”Excellent people to rely upon. For many years I have been getting their services with full satisfaction. I recommend Arctic Air over any bigger company around Central Jersey”

- Ikram Rumana Huq
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”Yet another great experience with these guys! The lady on the phone to Greg coming in and fixing my heat explaining everything ! Thanks !!”

- Jessica Pires
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”I delt with Allison in the office and Eric Reed was my technician two very highly professional people extremely helpful and solved my ongoing problem Iwill always recommend Artic air…”

- Martina Wunder
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”Very thorough and reasonably priced.”

- Bill Devery
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”Frank was an excellent mechanic. Knew his stuff and respected my home. He installed what was in the provided kits. This unit was installed by Artic and I expected them…”

- Michael Stuart
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”Alex was great. Highly recommend them for both air conditioning and heating.”

- Jacqui Melman
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. These guys were great. Very polite and got the job done without issues. The work they did was clean and organized.…”

- Brian Appleby
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”Great job cleaning an older HVAC system. On time, fast, efficient and charged reasonable fee.”

- Russell Einbinder
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. They showed up on time in masks and gloves, and got right to work. These guys were great. Very polite and…”

- Brian A.
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”Excellent service and price”

- Marconi Cap
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”Professional and with very friendly staff all around from the scheduling people in the office, to the sales associates, to the technicians.”

- Jaclyn Spoleti
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”We were extremely satisfied with the spring air conditioning tune up provided to us by Frank Santarpia of Artic Air. He went above and and beyond to answer any questions…”

- Gail Cohen
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”My reason for contacting Artic Air was to assist in my HVAC inspection for my CCO Application. I felt from my initial contact to inspection it was a seamless and…”

- Jamie Lynne
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”During the maintenance, they found that my upstairs valve was not working... They fixed it. Job well done.”

- Shaati Chattopadhyay
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”Excellent service!!!”

- Gabe Sanchez
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”We have been customers for decades and always find Arctic Air to be competent and reliable. Jesse Evert, the technician on our recent call, was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and courteous!”

- Deborah Ross
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