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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is plugging away through another Ocala summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blowing. You call an A/C system professional to come to your home and 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 should you give up and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Naturally as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your equipment is more than 13 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new A/C. Another thing to remember is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was manufactured before 2010, you will probably see a jump in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Technology is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. New equipment tends to cost less to use because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, lowering your energy bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To set-up a free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006. We will visit your home, review your current air conditioning system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right choice 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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