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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is plugging away through another Medina summer and suddenly the cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner technician to come to your home and evaluate the problem and by the time it’s all said and done 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 fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are now much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your AC is more than 13 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, at some point it’s going to cost more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new A/C. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will probably see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Science is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 330-305-2799. 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 selection for your home. For additional information on if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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