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 East Syracuse summer and then your cool air stops coming out. You call an air conditioner technician to come out to evaluate the problem and before it’s over 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 A/C equipment?

Age

Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your AC is more than 15 years old, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it operating than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To continue with the theme 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 air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Technology is always improving and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Equipment now tends to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531. We will come over, review your current AC system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right choice for your home. For additional information on if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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