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 the cold air stops blasting. You call an AC expert to come out to take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when should you give up and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

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

Money

To piggyback on the theme above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new AC system. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t like that?

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

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