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 then the cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioner professional to come to your home and evaluate the problem and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you give up and just upgrade your current AC equipment? 

Age 

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner. 

Money 

To continue with the statement above, eventually it’s going to cost more to buy parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new AC system. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the protection of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system. 

Efficiency 

Engineering is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, lowering your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that? 

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For additional information on if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.  

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