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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another London summer and all of sudden your cold air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning expert to come out to take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So when should you surrender and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. But if your system is more than 15 years old, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To continue with the theme above, ultimately it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To set-up your free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 226-270-1164. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For further information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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