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 steep price for the repair. So when should 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 conditioning systems over ten years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To continue with 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 air conditioner. Another factor to remember is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the protection of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Technology is continuously advancing 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 like that?

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Stark Services at 817-668-6689. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current cooling system, and review 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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