A/C Repair vs. Replace in Columbus

Clients often ask us if it makes sense to fix the old unit or whether they should replace the whole system. 

Pro tip: The best time to replacements your A/C unit is during the spring before summer heat hits.

AC Repair or Replace in Columbus

How old is your A/C?

Old rusty condenser

The age of your existing air conditioner is an essential factor. If it's older than ten years, parts may be hard to get or no longer be available. Not always does it make sense to repair an old A/C, consider replacing if the repair is over $500. 

Sometimes it makes more sense to replace an old unit with a more efficient and reliable one. We can help you make the right choice, determine the age, the cost of a repair, and give you options that fit your budget.

A/C repair vs. replace in Columbus.


Cost of repair

AC condenser sitting in muddy water

Clients often ask us if it makes sense to fix the old unit or whether they should replace the whole system. That's especially true when a major repair is needed, like replacing a defective compressor. 

We recommend that if the repair is over $500 and the unit is over ten years old, you should consider replacing and start shopping for a new system. Get at least three estimates to have a better understanding of what you need and what you get.

Are repairs reliable?

AC unit installation in the snow and beeing tested

Repairing an old unit may give you one more season and buy you time to shop for a new A/C unit or system. But it's not guaranteed since most likely other components could fail. 

The problem can easily be fixed if the repair is a more common one. Like an electrical control failure or airflow restriction with a new component and regular maintenance to last you for many seasons to come.


Cost of a new A/C

Silver 14 Air Conditioner

The cost of a new A/C is dependent upon many factors. The square footage of your home, how many windows and doors, is your house facing west or south, how much airflow will your existing ductwork handle.

Our expert technicians will offer you a variety of choices so you can make the most informed decision for your family and home.  


Call us today to schedule an estimate and see what best works for your home.

Financing options?

Young couple going over available financing options with a representative

We have financing available for those big projects like a complete HVAC system or just the individual furnace replacement. 

Financing is provided with approved credit by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank, an Equal Housing Lender.

If you choose to apply online, you must provide an e-mail address. If they can complete the evaluation of your application within approximately 45 seconds, they will notify you of the credit decision online. 


Our clients are the best

Compleated installation of an American Standard air conditioner

After already being burned by one HVAC company and interviewing an additional four, Know Heating saved the day by designing a new ductwork system and installing new furnace/ac units. Our technician Scott is the most knowledgeable guy around. I'll be continuing to use them to service my system and recommend them to all my friends, neighbors, and family. 


Brian C., Grandview, OH