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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Dallas summer and suddenly your cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioner professional to come to your home and inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just change out your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your equipment is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To keep on topic with the statement above, at some point it’s going to begin costing 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 common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the welfare 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 equipment.

Efficiency

Science is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. New equipment tends to cost less to run because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To set-up your free in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932. We will visit your home, 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 about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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