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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Oakville summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioner professional to come to your home and evaluate the problem and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So at what point should you surrender and just upgrade your current AC equipment?


Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine 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, you are likely to put in more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.


To keep on topic with the statement above, ultimately it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the fee for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Science is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Equipment now tends to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, lowering your energy bills – and who doesn’t like that?

To set-up your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Abbey Air Service Experts at 289-813-5566. We will visit your home, evaluate your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For further information on if now is the best time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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