When Should You Repair Your Air Conditioner and When Should You Replace It

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another North America summer and suddenly the cool air stops blasting. You call an A/C system professional to come to your home and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when should you give up and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your equipment is more than 14 years old, you are probably going to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To continue with the above statement, at some point it’s going to cost more to replace parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will probably see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly improving and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to operate because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current cooling system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the ideal decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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