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Replace or Repair Your AC Condenser

Replace or Repair Your AC Condenser

Whether you need to replace or repair your AC condenser, there are a few things to consider before making that decision. This type of job is not something that you should do on your own. It is best to schedule a professional to investigate any issues that the AC condenser may have so that they can determine whether to replace or repair the condenser and choose the best course of action.

What is an AC Condenser?

The AC condenser is the outside portion of an air conditioner unit. An AC condenser, also known as a condenser unit, is the exterior component of an air conditioner or heat pump system. It serves the dual purpose of releasing heat into the air during hot weather and collecting heat from the surroundings during colder months. Whether part of a split air conditioner or a heat pump, condensers share standard components designed for these temperature exchange functions.

Should You Fix or Install a New HVAC Condenser

Before deciding to replace or repair a condenser that needs attention, a major thing to consider is the age of your AC unit. If your unit is ten years or older, the best thing to do would be to replace the entire unit.

Some companies may try to tell you that you could replace or repair your condenser piece to save the unit from total replacement. Still, because an older unit runs much less efficiently, it may end up causing you many more issues down the road that could cost you more money than replacing the entire unit in general. If you suspect you are having problems with your AC condenser or unit, the best thing to do is call a professional to investigate which option would be best for you.

AC Condenser Repair Company

Some people may try to save their AC unit from replacement by exploring the option to repair the condenser, but AC units that consistently demand frequent repairs may signal that it is time for a replacement. If the compressor or condenser pieces fail, then that is also a signal to replace your AC unit. Repairing the condenser is often not worth it and will eventually cost you more money.

Air Conditioner Condenser Unit Replacement

A good rule of thumb to go by when it is time to decide to replace your unit is if the age of the UC unit multiplied by the cost to repair it equals more than $5,000, then the unit should be replaced. The unit should be repaired if the total is less than $5,000. Pay attention to your unit if it is constantly breaking down, not cooling the home efficiently, or making loud noises because that may mean it’s time to consider a total replacement.

HVAC Condenser Installation Company

Most companies will offer a free consultation when installing a new HVAC condenser unit. At the consultation, the professional will discuss and determine the right HVAC system for your home. They will also discuss energy savings and air quality preferences and perform a complete assessment of the house, current design and ductwork. After an action is agreed upon, an installation date will be set up and completed within as little as one day.