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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another Alliance summer and suddenly the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning expert to come out to take a look and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when should you surrender and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Obviously as your system ages it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over ten years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your AC is more than 14 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 air conditioning system.

Money

To continue with the theme above, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to buy parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new AC system. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the protection of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. New systems tend to cost less to run because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up your free in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 330-235-1260. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal decision for your home. For additional information on if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.