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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is plugging away through another Denver summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blowing. 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 call it a day and just change out your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your system is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To continue with the statement above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare 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 constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, lowering your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your complimentary 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 go over 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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