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 Toronto summer and all of sudden the cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioner technician to come over and inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when do you surrender and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. A/C systems over ten years old are actually much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money

To continue with the above statement, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another issue to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC at 289-201-2346. We will come over, evaluate your current cooling system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection 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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