When Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioning system is plugging away through another Los Angeles or San Diego summer and cold air stops blowing. You call an AC contractor in Los Angeles or San Diego to inspect your system, and before it's over, you'll have to pay for the repair. So at what point should you call it a day and change your current AC equipment?
Age of Air Conditioner
The older the system, the more it's likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioning systems over eight years old are much less efficient than the new energy-efficient ones available today. Additionally, suppose your equipment is more than 14 years old. In that case, you will probably invest more money over time to keep it running than if you just invested in a new, energy-efficient Air Conditioning System.
Money for maintenance
It will cost more to replace parts and repair issues than to buy a new air conditioning system in Los Angeles or San Diego. Another issue to remember is that R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the environment's safety. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you would most likely see a significant increase in the fee for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.
Efficiency of AC unit
Science is constantly advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. Systems now tend to cost less to run because they can cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills – and who doesn't like that?
If you would like to save money call We Do HVAC today. We offer free estimates for all our clients in Los Angeles and San Diego. We will come over, inspect your existing air conditioning system, and review your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For further information on if now is the best time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation.