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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is working away through another Memphis summer and all of sudden the cool air stops blasting. You call an air conditioning expert to come to your home and inspect your system and by the time it’s all said and done 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 upgrade your current AC equipment?


Clearly as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over ten years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient models 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 functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.


To continue with the statement above, ultimately it’s going to cost more to invest in new parts and mend issues than it would to just buy a new A/C. Another issue to remember is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your system.


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

To set-up a no-charge in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 901-235-1196. We will visit your home, evaluate your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For more information on if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation. 

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