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 your cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner technician to come over and take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you surrender and just replace 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 models available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just bought 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 invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioner. Another issue to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Technology is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, lowering your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a free in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC at 905-453-6700. We will visit your home, review your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For additional information about if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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