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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioning system is working away through another West Palm Beach summer and then your cool air stops blasting. You call an AC expert to come over 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 at what point do you give up and just upgrade your current AC equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Furthermore, if your system is more than 14 years old, you are probably going to put in 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 above statement, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and fix issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioner. Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the protection of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC 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 enjoy that?

To set-up a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826. We will visit your home, evaluate your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for your home. For additional information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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