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 Orlando summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an AC expert 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 call it a day 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 ten years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your AC is more than 15 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the above statement, eventually it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new A/C. Another issue to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is always developing 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 like that?

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 407-329-7661. We will come over, review your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For further information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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