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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is plugging away through another the Niagara Region summer and all of sudden your cold air stops blasting. You call an AC professional to come over and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems 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 keep on topic with the theme above, 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 air conditioning system. Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the protection of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency

Science is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to run because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 289-273-2229. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For further information about if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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