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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Savannah summer and suddenly the cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning professional to come out to take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just upgrade your current A/C equipment?

Age

Naturally as your system ages it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. A/C systems over ten years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient models available today. But if your AC is more than 15 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To keep on topic with the above statement, ultimately it’s going to cost more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new AC system. Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will probably see a jump in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is continuously advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a free in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399. We will visit your home, evaluate your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For additional information on if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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