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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is chugging away through another Indianapolis summer and suddenly your cold air stops blasting. You call an AC expert to come out to inspect your system and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just replace your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over nine years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your system is more than 13 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it operating than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To continue with the above theme, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new AC system. Another thing to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being discontinued for the well-being of the environment. If your AC was manufactured before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Technology is always advancing 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, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule a free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Broad Ripple Service Experts at 317-527-0271. We will come over, review your current cooling system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For more information regarding if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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