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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is plugging away through another Denver summer and suddenly the cool air stops coming out. You call an A/C system expert to come out to inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point do you give up and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Clearly the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, 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 A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, ultimately it’s going to cost more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the typical 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 soon see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your free in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current air conditioning system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For more information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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