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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is chugging away through another Sharonville summer and then the cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning professional to come to your home and take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you surrender and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Furthermore, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To keep on topic with the theme above, eventually it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and repair 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 Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was manufactured before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Technology 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, saving you money on your utility bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To set-up a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 859-905-0834. We will visit your home, review your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For further information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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