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 air conditioner professional to come out to inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your system is more than 14 years old, you are probably going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To keep on topic with the above statement, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and repair 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 phased out 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

Engineering is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. 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 free in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826. We will visit your home, evaluate your current cooling system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the right decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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