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

Your air conditioner is chugging away through another Columbus summer and all of sudden the cold air stops coming out. You call an air conditioner professional to come out to evaluate the problem and by the time it’s all said and done you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So when should you surrender and just upgrade your current AC equipment?

Age

Clearly the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are actually much less efficient than the current energy-efficient systems available today. But if your air conditioner is more than 14 years old, you are likely to invest more money over time to keep it functioning than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money 

To keep on topic with the statement above, eventually it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being discontinued for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your system.

Efficiency 

Science is always improving and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. New systems tend to cost less to operate because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule your complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your current inefficient air conditioner, call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192. We will pay you a visit, evaluate your current air conditioning system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the right choice 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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