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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another Philadelphia summer and then the cold air stops blasting. You call an air conditioner expert to come to your home and inspect your system and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So when should you surrender and just upgrade your current AC equipment?


Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over nine years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your equipment is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to lose more money over time to keep it operating than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.


To keep on topic with the above theme, eventually it’s going to start costing more to buy parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioner. Another thing to note is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old cooling equipment, is being phased out for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioning system was assembled before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.


Technology is constantly improving and with that comes more energy-efficient AC equipment. New equipment tends to cost less to run because they are capable of cooling the home more efficiently, decreasing your energy bills – and who doesn’t want that?

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient air conditioning system, call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning at 215-278-9690. We will come over, inspect your current cooling system, and discuss all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For further information regarding if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation. 

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