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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioning system is working away through another Haltom City summer and all of sudden your cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning professional to come out to evaluate the problem and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you surrender and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over ten years old are now much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 13 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another thing to remember is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the protection of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New equipment tends to cost less to use because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your utility bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule your free in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioner, call Stark Services at 817-668-6689. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the right decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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