If you’re facing issues with an older AC unit, you might be wondering whether you should have
a tune-up or buy a new one altogether. It’s a common dilemma that homeowners face, and
there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It often depends on the age and condition of your unit, as
well as your budget and energy efficiency needs.
If your AC unit is less than 10 years old and has only minor issues, a tune-up might be the way
to go. This usually involves replacing certain parts, such as the compressor, fan, or refrigerant,
to improve the unit’s performance. This can be a cost-effective option that can extend the life
of your AC unit by a few years.
However, if your AC unit is more than 10-15 years old and has major issues, such as a failing
compressor or refrigerant leaks, it may be time to replace it. While a new unit can be a
significant investment upfront, it can save you money in the long run by reducing energy costs
and requiring less maintenance. Additionally, newer units often come with improved features,
such as smart thermostats or air purifiers, that can improve your home’s comfort and air
Ultimately, deciding between a tune-up or replacement of your AC unit depends on your
circumstances, but we are here to help. We recommend having one of our professional HVAC
technicians assess your unit’s condition and explore your options. Click here to contact Pioneer