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 all of sudden your cool air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning technician to come out to inspect your system 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 do you give up and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the above theme, ultimately it’s going to cost more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioner. Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment.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 manufactured before 2010, you will probably see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioner, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 386-310-2061. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal decision 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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