Repair vs. Replace Your Air Conditioner

woman in front of fan

Are you one of the many homeowners with unmet cooling needs this summer? A hot and humid house can all be tied to a faulty air conditioner. A dependable air conditioner is one of the most crucial parts of your central Indiana home.

Choosing whether to repair or replace your air conditioner can be a tough decision. At Service Plus, we proudly provide all services and skills necessary to meet all of your cooling needs. Choose which route to go by checking for key signs:

Signs you need a repair

A new air conditioner sometimes can be an unnecessary major investment. If a repair is sufficient, you have time to save for an upgrade and come out on top financially! Air conditioner damage can be felt and heard in various forms. Loud noises, strange smells, frequent system cycles before proper cooling, and warm air coming from vents are all signs a repair is needed. While turning the thermostat down may be tempting, doing so can raise bills and possibly break your system.

Signs you need a replacement

The best-case scenario would be to get a replacement when your current air conditioner approaches the end of its expected service life of 10 to 15 years. A clear sign of needing a replacement is when repairs become too frequent; your system is telling you it’s failing. A spike in energy bills due to reduced efficiency is another thing to keep in mind. Poor air quality and an overall uncomfortable home require immediate action. Financing options are available if a replacement is needed.

Preventative care

Preventative A/C maintenance is key in order to spot a potential problem before your system has a chance to plummet. We recommend scheduling AC maintenance during the spring to keep your loved ones cool as can be during the summer months. Having regular A/C maintenance keeps you financially secure by preventing any surprises. Another preventative step to take as a homeowner is to regularly change the air filters around your home. Dirty air filters directly impact the air flow, making your air conditioner overwork.

At Service Plus, we aim to bring your family “back-to-cool” this summer. Knowing the signs to look for and arranging for preventative care can make all the difference in deciding whether you need a repair or a replacement. Our trusted and certified technicians are here to help you every step of the way. If you live in the greater Indianapolis area, contact us online or call us at (317) 434-2627 today! 

Scroll to Top