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

Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another Philadelphia summer and all of sudden your cool air stops blowing. You call an air conditioning professional to come to your home and inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when should you call it a day and just replace your current AC equipment? 


Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient equipment available today. Additionally, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, odds are you are going to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient A/C system. 


To continue with the above theme, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to replace parts and fix issues than it would to just buy a new AC system. Another issue to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the welfare of the environment. If your AC was produced before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the price of your refrigerant until you replace your equipment. 


Engineering is always developing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. New equipment tends to cost less to operate because they can cool the home more efficiently, lowering your utility bills – and who doesn’t like that? 

To set-up your complimentary in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850. We will come over, inspect your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the right decision for your home. For additional information about if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.  

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