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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is plugging away through another Oklahoma City summer and all of sudden your cool air stops blowing. You call an AC expert to come to your home and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So at what point should you call it a day and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?

Age

Obviously as your system ages it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Furthermore, if your AC is more than 14 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.

Money

To piggyback on the statement above, at some point it’s going to cost more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another factor to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will probably see a spike in the fee for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.

Efficiency

Science is continuously advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Equipment now tends to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, decreasing your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 405-432-2197. We will pay you a visit, review your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For further information about if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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