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

Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another the U.S. summer and suddenly your cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner expert to come out to evaluate the problem and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So at what point should you give up and just replace your current AC equipment?


Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are now much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your equipment is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to put in more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.


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


Science is continuously improving 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 enjoy that?

To schedule a free in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787. We will come over, inspect your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For further information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.

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