Chris Shaffer has a long track record of running successful businesses and before co-founding Elite Heating and Air Conditioning. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business from the UT Arlington, he owned, operated, and grew several businesses in the home building industry.

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The most common question we get from homeowners is:

“Should we continue repairing our air conditioner or should we go ahead and replace it?”

Before we cover the top Keep in mind you can purchase a new unit starting at $3999 fully installed, so consider the following factors:


Be honest with yourself about your HVAC’s age. After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, its repair frequency and costs for exceed what it costs to purchase a new HVAC unit. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised.

2) How often are you repairing your HVAC unit?

If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover.

3) How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system.

4) How much are you spending to cool your home?
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The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills.

Whether you’ve decided to continue with HVAC repair in Austin or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable, certified technicians will provide you with the services you need to have a cool and comfortable summer.