AC Replacement versus AC Repair

AC Repair

Jose Martinez, the owner of Alamo Xtreme AC & Heating, is providing this page which is intended to help you make the right decision to replace the AC unit or repair the AC unit. We use this tool to estimate the potential lifetime ownership cost savings that may occur when you replace an old furnace or air conditioner with today’s products versus repairing the old air conditioning parts and living with it for the life expectancy of the equipment.

Let’s review the chart below to help you make the right decision which makes financial sense, gives you peace of mind, and a comfortable living. So, when Jose asks you, “Would you like me to repair it or replace it?” You can confidently answer him since he will take the time to explain the difference using this guide as a tool. Alamo Xtreme AC & Heating wants to help you make the best decision for you and your home comfort.

Example: Today, let’s compare a 10 year old “no cool” air conditioning unit by repairing the blower motor versus replacing it with a new high efficiency model. This is based on a 3 ton gas system.

Repair Today Replace Today

TODAY’S COST

Cost of today’s repair for a replacement blower motor: $650.00 $6,000.00

FUTURE REPAIRS

Jose’s best “guesstimate” on repairs over the next few years… until it MUST be replaced is $2,000.00 NONE! All of our high efficiency equipment comes with a 10 year compressor warranty and 10 year parts warranty.

ENERGY COST TO OPERATE FOR THE NEXT 8 YEARS

Statistics from HVACOPcost.com show that the expected life is 10-15 years so, we have 8 years to go at $1,955.00 per year based on the 8 SEER system. 8 x $1,955.00 = $15,640.00 The new, high efficiency model will save 30% to 40% cooling cost, so let’s figure $600.00 per year. 8 x $978.00 = $7,824.00

COST TO REPLACE THE UNIT IN 8 YEARS*

This is the point when it NEEDS to be replaced costing you $6000.00 NONE! It works great and you are happy!

ADDITIONAL COMFORT BENEFITS

NONE! Actually, you will be inconvenienced. Lots of comfort benenfits! More comfortable due to proper sizing, quieter… less worry and more comfort!

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP FOR 8 YEARS

In this example, the numbers add up to: $24,290.00 In this example, the numbers add up to: $13,824.00

Amount saved by replacing TODAY $ 10,466.00

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Our Values

  • Fair, flat-rate pricing
  • Licensed in the state of Texas
  • Excellent work in a timely manner
  • All employees drug and background checked
  • We service San Antonio and surrounding areas
  • Financing options available with low monthly payment options
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