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 all of sudden the cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning expert to come over and inspect your system and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just upgrade your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously as your system ages it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. A/C systems over ten years old are now much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. But if your AC is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to put in more money over time to keep it functioning 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 invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new AC system. Another thing to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the cost of 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 run because they are able to 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 come over, review your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For additional information about if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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