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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Richmond summer and then the cool air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner expert to come to your home and take a look and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just upgrade your current A/C equipment?

Age

Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your AC is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To continue with the above statement, eventually it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new AC system. Another factor to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Eveready Service Experts at 804-548-4480. We will come over, review your current AC system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For additional information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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