Should You Repair or Replace Your A/C System in Central CT?

Nothing is worse than having your A/C breakdown during the sweltering hot, dog days of summer. Living in Greater Hartford, we know that you need an A/C to keep you cool and comfortable during the warm season of the year. So, when your A/C system stops working, and you’re left with the question of whether to repair or replace it, what should you do? Brothers Mechanical and Brothers Oil are here to help! Keep reading this post to learn when you should repair your system and when it’s time to spring for a replacement.

When All You Need Is an A/C Repair

Regardless of whether potential issues with your A/C unit are small or large, we want you to know exactly what’s going on with your cooling equipment. Some common problems we come across during our service calls include:

  • Clogged condensate line
  • Debris build-up in outdoor coil fins restricting airflow
  • Failed capacitor in the outdoor unit
  • Rodent damage to wiring in the outdoor unit
  • Leaking outdoor coil due to damage or wear and tear
  • Damage to the outdoor unit due to fallen ice
  • Failed fan/blower motor at the air handler or outdoor unit

If your A/C system has broken down or malfunctioned only once, it’s relatively new, and the issue can be repaired because it’s due to debris, clogging, or something fixable, then a repair is likely all you need. Over winter, falling ice may damage outdoor units, and rodents may damage the wiring. Depending on the damage, parts may be able to be replaced, but it’s important to consider the cost of replacing a single part compared to upgrading to a new system. If it’s an affordable option, a new A/C system will last longer than an older one. If the problem came from an outside source, such as weather or rodents, be sure to protect your new A/C from the elements to prevent future problems.

When It’s Time for an A/C Replacement

If your A/C has broken down on recurring occasions for various reasons and maintaining your A/C system has become more inconvenient, stressful, and expensive than replacing it, then it’s time to spring for a replacement. Hartford residents who have older A/C units are at a much greater risk for mid-season breakdowns. Other reasons to consider replacing and upgrading your A/C include inefficient home cooling and, worst of all, expensive summer energy bills. Luckily, a new A/C unit installed and properly maintained by Brothers Mechanical HVAC experts can help solve these problems. Our new, efficient central and ductless A/C systems can help you have more comfort in the warmest months of the year, spend less on energy costs, and have greater peace of mind in every season.

Contact Brothers for an A/C Estimate

If you’re experiencing issues with your A/C system, let our central and ductless A/C experts get your system working like new again. Contact Brothers Mechanical to schedule service for a repair or get a quote for a new A/C and contact Brothers Oil for a delivery of high-quality Bioheat® fuel.