How old is your air conditioner?
There comes a time in the life of an air conditioner when it is no longer cost-effective to continue making repairs. Although a new system can be expensive, you could be paying more to cool your home monthly with an old air conditioner, AND you could wind up spending more money fixing a system that is just going to break down sooner rather than later.
If your air conditioner meets one or more of the following criteria, it may be time to replace it instead of making a repair.
- Your air conditioner is over 10 years old.
- It is a costly repair involving a major component of the unit.
- Your system needs to be charged with R-22 refrigerant.
- Your air conditioner is under 13 SEER.
- You have made multiple repairs recently.
- You’re not planning on moving anytime soon.
- The cost of repair is more than half the cost of a new system.
Plus, there are so many benefits to investing in a new air conditioner. New air conditioners are more efficient and provide greater home comfort than air conditioners produced 10 years ago. In fact, even a standard-efficiency replacement can be a significant upgrade from an older unit.
Before you decide to replace your air conditioner, make sure you consult a local HVAC contractor. They will be able to give you more advice on whether to repair or replace your air conditioner.
Are you thinking of investing in a new air conditioner?