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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is plugging away through another Kitchener summer and all of sudden the cold air stops coming out. You call an AC technician to come over and inspect your system and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a steep price for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just upgrade your current air conditioning equipment?


Obviously the older the system the more it’s likely to fail and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over ten years old are now much less efficient than the new energy-efficient systems available today. But if your system 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 invested in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.


To continue with the statement above, eventually it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and repair issues than it would to just buy a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will soon see a jump in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


Engineering is always improving and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioners. New equipment tends to cost less to use because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your cooling bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To schedule a no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient air conditioner, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts at 519-804-1617. We will come over, evaluate your current cooling system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For further information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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