When your home’s air conditioner breaks down and you discover you have some major and costly repairs, often the homeowner will need to make a major decision. Will you repair or is it time to replace your air conditioner? A new air conditioner is a major investment but repairing an air conditioning system can be costly as well. When the homeowner isn’t sure what is the proper decision, Hal Mechanical would like to cover a few points to help you make the right decision as there is no wrong or right answer.
Is Air Conditioner Old?
As a homeowner it is not easy make the decision whether to replace or repair the air conditioner. One major consideration is the air conditioner’s age. If an air conditioner is over 10 to 15 years old the air conditioner’s years are already numbered. There will come a time where repairing the air conditioner is no longer an option. You can repair an older air conditioner if parts are available. However, you might be forced into buying a new air conditioner within the next year or two. Your money may be better spent replacing the air conditioner unit instead of repairing it.
How Often Does Air Conditioner Break?
If you only need a few or even one repair, it makes no sense replacing the entire air conditioner unit. If the air conditioner is in good condition, invest in the needed repairs. However, if you discover you have multiple repairs of primary components, you are looking at a major investment in the repair of your air conditioner unit. If you find you have over a thousand dollars’ worth of repairs, you may want to consider buying a new unit altogether. A new air conditioner unit provides a fresh start and you don’t have to consider repairs for years to come.
High Energy Bill
Many homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their energy bill. As many people well know, the air conditioner consumes a big percent of your energy. To reduce your energy bill you will want an efficient air conditioner. If you find yourself in the position of needing repairs, you may want to consider replacing the air conditioner simply for the benefits of a more energy efficient cooling system. The energy saving will pay for the new air conditioner over time.
Does Air Conditioner Use R-22 Refrigerant?
If you have an air conditioner in need of repair, including a refrigerant recharge, you may find yourself in a predicament if the unit uses a R-22 refrigerant. R-22 refrigerant is just about phased out and you cannot recharge a R-22 refrigerant using air conditioner. You might be able to convert your current air conditioner however, but now you are looking at the cost of converting your air conditioner. If you have repairs and need to convert your air conditioner to a new refrigerant it only makes sense to replace your old air conditioner with a new one. R-22 refrigerant is depleting our planets ozone layer and due to its effects, this refrigerant is no longer used.
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Repairing or replacing your air conditioner can be a tough choice. Your HVAC service can help you weigh out this decision. For quality air conditioning repairs, replacements, and more, contact Hal Mechanical today.