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

Your air conditioning system is chugging away through another Dallas summer and suddenly the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning professional to come out to take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just upgrade your current AC equipment? 


Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. But if your system is more than 14 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system. 


To keep on topic with the above statement, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and repair issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another factor to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system. 


Science is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t want that? 

To set-up a free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932. We will come over, review your current air conditioning 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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