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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is chugging away through another Jackson summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an A/C system professional to come over and inspect your system and the next thing you know 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?


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


To piggyback on the theme above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new A/C. Another thing 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.


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

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-852-3105. We will pay you a visit, review 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 best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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