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 Wheeling summer and suddenly your cold air stops coming out. You call an AC technician to come to your home and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the above theme, eventually it’s going to start costing more to buy parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Technology is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule a no-charge in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current air conditioning system, and go over 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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