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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Jackson summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an A/C system professional to come out to inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. But if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the theme above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and repair issues than it would to just purchase a new A/C. Another factor to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning 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 price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Science is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New systems tend to cost less to run because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To schedule a free in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Comfortech Service Experts at 601-852-3105. We will pay you a visit, review your current AC 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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