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 your cold air stops blowing. You call an air conditioner technician to come out to take a look and the next thing you know you’re going to have to pay a chuck of change for the repair. So at what point do you surrender and just replace your current AC equipment?


Naturally the older the system the more it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. Air conditioners over ten years old are now much less efficient than the more recent 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, at some point it’s going to begin costing more to invest in new parts and repair issues than it would to just purchase a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the common refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being withdrawn from the market for the safety of the environment. If your air conditioner was produced before 2010, you will soon see a large increase in the charge for your refrigerant until you upgrade your system.


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

To schedule your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare at 519-804-1617. We will visit your home, review your current AC system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the ideal selection for your home. For further information on if now is the ideal time to upgrade, contact us today.