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

Your air conditioner is working away through another Canada summer and suddenly the cold air stops blowing. You call an AC expert to come out to take a look and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point should you surrender and just change out your current A/C equipment?


Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are already much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.


To piggyback on the provincement above, at some point it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new AC system. Another factor to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being phased out for the welfare of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Engineering is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Equipment now tends to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787. We will pay you a visit, review your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home. For more information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.

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