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 Atlanta summer and suddenly your cold air stops coming out. You call an A/C system expert 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 an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your system is more than 15 years old, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, ultimately it’s going to cost more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new A/C. Another factor to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Peachtree Service Experts at 678-235-9699. We will come over, inspect your current air conditioning system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for your home. For more information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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