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

Your air conditioning system is working away through another Philadelphia summer and then your cool air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning professional to come to your home and take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you call it a day and just upgrade your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your AC is more than 14 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.

Money 

To piggyback on the statement above, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioner. Another factor to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your AC was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.

Efficiency 

Science is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to use 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 free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioner, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850. We will visit your home, review your current air conditioning system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.

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