Should I Repair Or Replace My Air Conditioner?

At John’s Refair, we have decades of experience when it comes to working with air conditioners – you could say we’ve seen it all!

We always recommend regular servicing to prevent minor problems from developing into larger issues, however, from time to time, parts can wear or break and your air conditioning unit can behave in odd ways. Sometimes we can repair an issue, sometimes it’s best to look at replacing the unit.

Here are 6 reasons why you may need to replace your air conditioner:

Air Conditioner Repairs

1. Repairs are becoming more frequent

As mentioned, we can repair an air conditioner most of the time. It’s rather common for older units to start deteriorating with age or after replacing a major part. If you find that you are calling out a specialist rather often, it could be cheaper for you to simply replace your air conditioner.


Air Conditioner Energy Bill

2. Your energy bills are too high

You probably aren’t too surprised when you receive higher energy bills in the freezing depths of winter and the scorching heights of summer – after all, you are probably using your air conditioner to make your home more comfortable.

To see if you are using more energy than you used to, simply check how much you used last year. Most bills have a ‘this time last year’ graph. It might be worth upgrading to a more economic system. Higher bills can also be a sign of other problems – some of which follow.


Air Conditioner Bad Airflow

3. Air flow is poor

There could be a number of reasons why your unit doesn’t blow as much air as it should, and they range from compressor issues to a blockage in a pipe. Depending on what the problem is, you may need to replace your air conditioner.


Air Conditioner Too Cold

4. It’s too cold or too hot

The output temperature should always be the same as what you have set it to. If you find that the two temperatures are inconsistent, you may have a simple, repairable issue, but be prepared that you might need to replace.


Air Conditioner Bad Smell

5. Odd smells and sounds

You probably know how your air conditioner sounds when it’s in good working order. Also, there shouldn’t be much of a smell (or any at all). If you ever notice something unusual, give John’s Refair a call and we can give you the advice you need.


Old Air Conditioner

6. The unit is too old

Finally, the age of your air conditioner should be a major factor in a decision to keep the unit you have, or replace with a new one.


As technology advances, air conditioners become more efficient and include handy features. Newer units are also designed beautifully and look nothing like the ones found in older buildings built decades ago.

You may not know for sure if you can repair your air conditioner. For advice, and for more on the unit that’s right for you and your home, if you do decide to get a new air conditioner (or would like to utilise more of our services), please contact John’s Refair.