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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is chugging away through another Dallas summer and all of sudden your cool air stops blasting. You call an AC expert to come to your home and inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when should you give up and just change out your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously as your system ages 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. But if your equipment is more than 15 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

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 buy a new air conditioner. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the well-being 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 always 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 cooling bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932. We will come over, review your current cooling 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 ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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