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

July 12, 2016

Your A/C system is working away through another Oakville summer and suddenly the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioner professional to come to your home and evaluate the problem 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 surrender and just upgrade your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over eight years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient models available today. But if your system is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to put in more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

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

Efficiency

Science is always advancing 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, lowering your cooling bills – and who doesn’t like that?

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

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