Your air conditioning system is chugging away through another Canada summer and suddenly the cool air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning 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 pretty penny for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?
Obviously the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are already much less efficient than the new energy-efficient models available today. But if your system is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.
To piggyback on the above provincement, at some point it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and repair issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another factor to keep in mind is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a large increase in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.
Technology is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t like that?
To set-up a free in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioner, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787. We will come over, evaluate your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For more information on if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.
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