It can get a bit confusing knowing when to repair or replace your unit. Here are some signs that you’re better off with a repair:
Your system is on the newer side. If you got your system pretty recently, then you probably just need a repair, not a replacement system.
You’re moving soon. If you have plans to move out of your current home relatively soon, then it’s best to stick with the system you have now. You can always check with a real estate agent to see what the best course of action for eventually replacing your unit would be.
You’re good at maintaining. Have you been sticking to your regularly scheduled AC maintenance routine? Good for you! You probably only need a repair, since you’ve been keeping your unit in good shape.