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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is chugging away through another Concord summer and then your cold air stops coming out. You call an A/C system expert to come to your home and evaluate the problem and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when should you give up and just upgrade your current A/C equipment?

Age

Naturally as your system ages it’s likely to fail 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 invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

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

Efficiency

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

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Freschi Service Experts at 925-384-1303. We will visit your home, 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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