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

July 12, 2016

Your AC is plugging away through another Edmonton summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning expert to come over 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 call it a day and just change out your current air conditioning equipment?


Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. A/C systems over nine years old are already much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your AC 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 purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.


To piggyback on the theme above, ultimately it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new A/C. Another issue to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will probably see a large increase in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.


Science is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. Systems now tend to cost less to use because they can cool the home more efficiently, lowering your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up a free in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 587-404-0790. We will visit your home, inspect your current AC system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For additional information regarding if now is the ideal time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation. 

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