Repair or Replace That Air Conditioner?

Repair or replace is a never ending debate we are constantly confronted with. Appliances, autos, and even such esoteric items as shoes eventually break down, forcing the owner to make the decision to invest more money in the old or swallow hard and buy new.

Air conditioning breakdowns present a special set of circumstances to the homeowner. Most of us aren’t familiar with how air conditioning systems work, so we are really at the mercy of the HVAC technician or air conditioning service provider. At Gifford’s HVAC Solutions, we understand how confusing and difficult it is to make that repair or replace decision and we have worked hard to earn a reputation for honesty and credibility when it comes to problems with air conditioning in Murfreesboro.

Here are a few points to consider when your current AC unit breaks down:

  • The climate you live in – For those who live in climates that only require air conditioning a few days a year, sticking with the old unit might make a lot more sense. Conversely, air conditioning in Murfreesboro is a fact of life for several months of the year.
  • The age of your current unit – The average lifespan of an air conditioning system is 14 – 15 years. If your unit is over 10 years old, you may want to take a harder look at replacement, depending on the repair cost estimate.
  • The type of refrigerant in your old unit – R-22 refrigerant is being phased out and replaced with a more environmentally friendly alternative, R410A. If your air conditioning system has developed a leak and needs to be refilled with R-22, the cost of this type of refrigerant can be quite expensive.
  • Energy efficiency – Advances in air conditioner technology are continuously improving their efficiency. If your current unit is more than 10 years old, there will probably be substantial energy savings to be had with the installation of a new unit. A 20% reduction in operating costs is a realistic number to consider.
  • Are you planning to move? – If you are planning to move In the near future, it might make more sense to fix the old unit. Conversely, air conditioning in Murfreesboro is an important consideration for people shopping for a home. That new, energy efficient air conditioner can be a great selling point if your home is going up for sale.  
  • Is the old unit doing the job? – In Murfreesboro, air conditioning demands are very high in the peak of summer. If your old unit is too small to handle the demands of the peak cooling season, it may be time to replace the broken unit with one that has a higher cooling capacity.

If your current AC unit is getting shaky or causing problems, contact us through phone or email to schedule an appointment. We are available 24/7 at and we will be happy to come out and review your options for maximum comfort, reliability and value.

If you think it’s time to replace your air conditioner, and you want a hassle-free, no-pressure experience, you can count on us. There’s a good reason we’ve earned a reputation as a Murfreesboro air conditioning company that people trust. We’re committed to helping you identify the best options for your home, and giving you the information you need to make an informed decision with confidence.

Why Murfreesboro Home Owners Trust Gifford’s HVAC Solutions For Air Conditioner Installation and Replacement

  • We Offer Straight Forward Pricing. No Fine Print and No Hidden Charges.
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Peace of Mind Knowing You Can Trust Us To Take Care of You.
  • No-Pressure. We Treat You Like We’d Like To Be Treated.
  • Our People. You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised By Our Courteous, Professional Service
  • Financing Options. We Offer Easy Flexible Financing Options For Everyone.

Qualified & Professional Furnace Replacement & Installation Experts in Murfreesboro

We invest in our people so you can count on a stress-free experience from start to finish. We only hire courteous, professional HVAC technicians who take great pride in their work. We give them the resources they need to constantly improve their knowledge and skills so our customers always receive professional service.

Every member of our team has to pass extensive background checks, as well as random drug testing so you can have confidence that we’re serious about protecting you and your family.