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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is working away through another Boise summer and all of sudden the cold air stops blowing. You call an AC professional to come out to inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just change out your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older the system the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the new energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your AC is more than 14 years old, you are probably 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 continue with the statement above, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to buy parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the fee for your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Engineering is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New systems tend to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal choice for your home. For additional information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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