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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is working away through another Jacksonville summer and then your cool air stops coming out. You call an AC expert to come to your home and evaluate the problem and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you call it a day and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older the system the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. But if your system is more than 14 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To continue with the statement above, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and repair issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the fee for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is constantly improving and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Air Engineers Service Experts at 904-450-5672. We will come over, evaluate your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right choice for your home. For further information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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