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The technicians at ACTexas gave me lots of options including modifying my old system (which was cheaper but just buying time). I opted to replace the entire system! My AC bills have been half what they were this time last year! They worked so hard and did an amazing job! They were very honest about the cost (no hidden fees). Rating Angela W.
I had an excellent experience with James. He is solid guy whom you can tell loves his work. Not only did he assist me with repairing my AC...on a Sunday. He gave me priceless knowledge and he wasn't even scheduled to work. I pray this work ethic stays around for years to come. Workers like James are very hard to find. He should definitely be rewarded for all his hard work. Rating Matthew T.
Dispatcher was able to get me same day service when my air conditioning unit stopped working. Justin conducted the repair and was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and honest about the issue. I didn’t feel like he was trying to sell me services or equipment that was not needed. The prices were very reasonable - especially since we had the repair conducted same day! I would highly recommend this company and will be using them for all future maintenance and repairs! Rating Tricia T.
Mickey is great! He is very knowledgeable and professional and does a great job. He always texts me to let me know when he'll arrive and explains everything he's doing. He's earned our trust and we are very happy with his service. Rating Jet E
Came out quickly and diagnosed the issue, showed me what was wrong and completed the fix. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing service. Rating A Robinson
Working with ACTexas was a great experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend them for any HVAC work that you may need from brand new install, repair, maintenance, or just an evaluation of your current HVAC system. They have great knowledge, experience, work ethic and customer service. Rating Ramil M

When Should I Replace My AC Unit?

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, no matter how well you take care of it. Undoubtedly, HVAC equipment is no exception to this rule. The longest the average air conditioning unit will last is 15 to 20 years. Therefore, at some point, you can expect to have to replace your AC unit. Here are a few tips that will help you determine the right time to buy a new AC unit.

Consider the Age of the AC Unit

One factor that you should consider is the age of the AC unit. Many HVAC technicians swear by the 5,000 rule. Essentially, homeowners should multiply the age of their air conditioner by the repair cost. If you do this and the total amount exceeds $5,000, you should replace the air conditioner rather than have it repaired. For example, if your air conditioning unit is 10-years-old and will cost $400 to repair, the product of the age of the unit and the repair cost is $4,000. Therefore, it would be okay to repair this AC unit.

Consider Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is another factor that you should consider. Thanks to recent advances in the HVAC industry, the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment has increased substantially. If your AC unit is more than a decade old, Energy Star recommends that you replace it with a more energy-efficient unit. While the upfront cost of an energy efficient AC unit may be high, you will save more money in the long run thanks to lower utility bills.

If your AC unit has broken down, you may be wondering whether you should have it repaired or replaced. While such a decision may be difficult to make, as long as you consider the factors discussed above, you will make a decision that is suitable for your circumstances.

If you need any air conditioning service for healthy indoor air quality, contact the experts at ACTexas - ACT Air Conditioning Texas today!