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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Canada summer and suddenly the cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner expert to come out to take a look and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So at what point should you give up and just replace your current AC equipment?


Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.


To continue with the above theme, ultimately it’s going to begin costing more to buy parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new AC system. Another thing to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being discontinued for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Science is constantly developing and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to run because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current AC system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For further information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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