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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Pierre summer and suddenly your cold air stops coming out. You call an A/C system expert to come to your home and inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So when should you surrender and just upgrade your current A/C equipment?

Age

Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your equipment is more than 15 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the above statement, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the protection of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency

Engineering is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Peitz Service Experts at 605-223-0307. We will visit your home, inspect your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right choice for your home. For further information about if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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