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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Winnipeg summer and suddenly the cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioning technician to come to your home and evaluate the problem and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you call it a day and just replace your current A/C equipment?

Age

Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the new energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to put in more money over time to keep it operating than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the above theme, eventually it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new AC system. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Science is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New systems tend to cost less to operate because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient A/C equipment, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts at 204-800-0613. We will pay you a visit, review your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for your home. For additional information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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