AC Repair McKinney TXSummer is coming and in North Texas, that means lots of heat all the way to Halloween and sometimes beyond.  With that much heat on the way, you’re going to want your air conditioner to be up to the job and if you’ve had to call for AC repair in McKinney TX more than once in the last couple of years, you’re probably not sure if it will be able to keep your house cool.  So, before the heat hits, you’re going to have to decide on more repairs or replacing your old unit. What are the things you should consider before you make the decision?

  • Is your AC more than 10 years old?   After 10 years, even the best air conditioner starts to lose its cooling efficiency plus the older the unit is the harder it is to find parts when you do need AC repair in McKinney TX.  A common rule for deciding between replacing or repairing an air conditioner is the $5000 rule.  Multiply the cost of a repair by the number of years you’ve had your AC.  If the result is less than $5000, than you should repair it.  If the result is more than $5000, than you should replace it.


  • Are your energy bills steadily rising?   Even if you use your AC the same way every summer, have you noticed that your energy bills have risen substantially?  Heating and cooling your home accounts for almost half of the average family’s monthly energy costs so if yours has gone up than an increasingly-inefficient air conditioner is the likely cause.


  • Has your AC been repaired often?   Have you called for AC repair in McKinney TX too many times in the last few years?  Air conditioners usually perform well without repairs for many years so if yours isn’t working properly without frequent visits from a repairman than you should consider replacing it.


  • Do you simply want a more energy-efficient system?   The newer the system, the more likely it will be more energy-efficient than your older unit, especially if it has an Energy Star label.  Energy Star is a government-backed labeling program that helps consumers (and others) find equipment that has superior energy efficiency.  A newer air conditioner with an Energy Star label, installed properly, can save you up to 20 percent on your energy bills.


If you feel your air conditioner is in need of an AC repair in McKinney TX, call Chrome Heating & Air Conditioning at (469) 238-8104.  Our technicians can evaluate your air conditioner’s problem and help you to decide if you should repair or replace it.  Visit us online at to find out more.

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