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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is plugging away through another Daytona Beach summer and suddenly your cool air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning technician to come over and take a look 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 when should you give up and just upgrade your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, odds are you are 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 continue with the theme above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new A/C. Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient A/C equipment, call All American Air Service Experts at 386-310-2061. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For further information on if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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