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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Sharonville summer and then your cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning professional to come to your home and inspect your system and the next thing you know 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

Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. But 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 purchased 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 replace parts and repair issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is constantly developing 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, lowering your utility bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To set-up a free in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Knochelmann Service Experts at 859-905-0834. We will come over, evaluate your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For further information on if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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