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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Fort Worth summer and then the cool air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning professional to come out to evaluate the problem 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 should 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 conditioners over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 13 years old, you are probably going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To continue with the statement above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to buy parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new AC system. Another thing to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the protection of the environment. If your AC was manufactured before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Science is continuously improving and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New systems tend to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule a no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Calverley Service Experts at 817-380-5647. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for your home. For further information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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