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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is plugging away through another Mobile summer and all of sudden the cold air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning expert to come over and inspect your system and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So at what point do you give up and just change out your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. But if your system is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to put in more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To continue with the statement above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Engineering is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New equipment tends to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 251-202-7503. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current air conditioning system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best selection 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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