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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is plugging away through another Oklahoma City summer and all of sudden your cool air stops coming out. You call an air conditioner 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?


Obviously 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 current energy-efficient models available today. But 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 purchased a new, energy-efficient A/C system.


To continue with the statement above, eventually 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 Another factor to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will probably see a spike in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Science is continuously developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Equipment now tends to cost less to use because they can 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 current inefficient air conditioner, call Gordon's Service Experts at 405-432-2197. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current cooling system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For further information on if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation. 

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