If you’ve ever dealt with a broken air conditioner, you know that it can be a huge hassle, especially in Southwest Florida. While you might be tempted to throw in the towel and simply purchase a new unit, you might end up spending thousands of dollars to fix a problem that could have been easily fixed in the first place with a few repairs to your current system. With The Kool Team, we utilize a state of the art 10-step diagnostic testing process to get to the root of your problem quickly and efficiently, finding out exactly what is wrong and fixing it so that you never have to spend more more than is necessary.
When your air conditioner breaks down, the culprit could be something as simple as frozen coils that need time to melt or something more complicated that requires a special knowledge of electrical wiring or coolant chemicals. The important thing to remember is that unless you have worked in the heating and cooling industry and possess this knowledge yourself, you should not try to diagnose or fix a problem on your own, as you may be putting your safety at risk. We understand that customers want to save money, and will always do everything we can to save your current system before we even suggest a costly replacement.
Some tips for knowing when to repair your unit as opposed to replacing it are as follows:
- If the problem is covered under your current warranty or service contract. If the repairs won’t cost you anything, then you have nothing to lose in having them done.
- The unit has more than a few serviceable years left in it. Air conditioners should last between ten and fifteen years, so if yours is only five years old, then repairs are the obvious answer.
- Repair costs are less than 50% of the costs for replacement. If you don’t have coverage for the problem, consider what is the maximum you are willing to pay for repairs before replacement becomes the more cost-effective option.
- Your current unit is reliable. If you are generally happy with the service from your system, there’s no sense in replacing it at the first sign of trouble with something you might like less.