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My air conditioning unit has broken down again! Is it worth repairing or am I better off replacing it?

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Last Updated on July 21, 2015


The answer depends on a number of factors:

  • How old is the unit? If it’s more than 10 years old, and especially if it has a history of problems, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.
  • Has it been well maintained? If the unit has been regularly cleaned and tuned up, and the parts are in good condition, it’s much more likely that you can keep it going longer.
  • What’s broken? If the problem is the compressor or leaky coils, it may be too expensive to repair it. On the other hand, if it’s an electrical problem, it may be a simple and inexpensive fix.

Arista is equally versed in repairs and new equipment installations, so we will give you trustworthy advice to help you decide.

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