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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Orlando summer and suddenly the cool air stops blasting. You call an AC professional to come to your home and inspect your system and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. But if your equipment is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To continue with the above statement, at some point 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 common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to operate 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 complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 407-329-7661. We will visit your home, evaluate your current cooling system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal decision for your home. For further information regarding if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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