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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is working away through another Columbus summer and all of sudden the cold air stops blasting. You call an A/C system professional to come to your home and inspect your system 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 call it a day and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Obviously as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 13 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To keep on topic with the statement above, ultimately it’s going to cost more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioner. Another factor to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being discontinued for the protection of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Science is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New systems tend to cost less to use because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192. We will come over, review your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For additional information regarding if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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