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

Your A/C system is chugging away through another the U.S. summer and suddenly your cool air stops blowing. You call an AC technician to come to your home and inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you surrender and just replace your current air conditioning equipment? 

Age 

Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 14 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system. 

Money 

To keep on topic with the above statement, eventually it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioner. Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the protection of the environment. If your AC was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment. 

Efficiency 

Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to use 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 a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787. We will visit your home, review your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For more information about if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.  

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