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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is working away through another Concord summer and then the cold air stops blowing. You call an A/C system professional to come to your home and evaluate the problem and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when should you give up and just replace your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 14 years old, odds are you are going to put in more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

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

Efficiency

Science is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your free in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioner, call Freschi Service Experts at 925-384-1303. We will come over, review your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For more information about if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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