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 Charlotte summer and suddenly your cool air stops coming out. You call an AC expert to come to your home and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when 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. Air conditioners over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. But if your system is more than 14 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To keep on topic with the statement above, ultimately it’s going to cost more to buy parts and repair issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioner. Another thing to remember is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will probably see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioner, call Komfort Air at 704-705-8135. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current AC system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for your home. For additional information on if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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