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

Your A/C system is working away through another Columbus summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blowing. You call an A/C system expert to come out to take a look 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 change out your current AC equipment? 

Age 

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system. 

Money 

To keep on topic with the statement above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another issue to remember is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment. 

Efficiency 

Science is always improving and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t like that? 

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192. We will come over, evaluate your current air conditioning system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For more information about if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.  

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