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

Your AC is working away through another Philadelphia summer and then the cold air stops blasting. You call an A/C system technician to come to your home and take a look and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you surrender and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?


Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 13 years old, you are probably going to lose more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.


To piggyback on the statement above, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another thing to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the well-being of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will probably see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Technology is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to use because they can cool the home more efficiently, lowering your cooling bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850. We will come over, review your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For further information on if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.

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