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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is chugging away through another Provo summer and then your cold air stops coming out. You call an A/C system expert to come out to inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you surrender and just replace your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient models available today. But if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To keep on topic with the statement above, eventually it’s going to cost more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another thing to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being discontinued for the protection of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New systems tend to cost less to operate because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, lowering your utility bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule a no-charge in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-396-0637. We will come over, review your current air conditioning system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal 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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