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

Your air conditioning system is chugging away through another Jacksonville summer and suddenly the cool air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning expert 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 give up and just upgrade your current AC equipment? 


Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail 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 13 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system. 


To piggyback on the above statement, eventually it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system. 


Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to operate 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 air conditioner, call Air Engineers Service Experts at 904-450-5672. We will come over, evaluate your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.  

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