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 Voorhees summer and then the cool air stops coming out. You call an A/C system technician to come over and inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point should you give up and just replace your current air conditioning equipment?


Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over nine years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your system is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.


To piggyback on the above theme, eventually it’s going to start costing more to invest in new parts and fix issues than it would to just invest in a new A/C. Another thing to remember is R-22, the common refrigerant for old A/C equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioning system was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the fee for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Science is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient A/C systems. New systems tend to cost less to use because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, decreasing your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 856-310-4824. We will pay you a visit, review your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For more information about if now is the right time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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