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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Atlanta summer and all of sudden your cold air stops blowing. You call an A/C system 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 an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just replace 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, odds are you are going to put in more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another thing to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to run 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 A/C equipment, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-235-9699. We will come over, inspect your current air conditioning system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For additional information on if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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