Should You Replace Your Old Air Conditioner Or Repair It?
If your central air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you may be considering whether it's best to keep repairing the unit, or invest in a new AC system. The old saying "if it ain't broken... don't fix it." makes sense for many appliances around the home, but for your home's heating and cooling system, delaying the purchase of a new system can cost you more in the long run both in higher utility bills and potentially expensive repairs.
The EPA recommends that homeowners consider replacing their air conditioner if it's older than 10 years old. This is because new air conditioners are far more efficient that system installed just a decade ago. How much can you expect to save on your energy bill with a new air conditioner? The most efficient systems you could save up to 56% on your cooling bill.
Here are a few reasons to consider replacing your old air conditioner.
1. The air conditioner is not operating reliably and is in need of frequent repairs
2. Your utility bill for cooling your home is rising as the unit has become older and less efficient.
3. It's LOUD! Today's air conditioners operate at variable-speeds to cool your home more quietly in most situations.
4. It's more than 10 years old. Newer, high efficiency AC systems can pay for themselves in just a few years in lower cooling costs.
Have questions about whether to repair or replace your central air conditioner? Give MR Plumbing Heating Air and Electrical a call. We can evaluate the condition of you air conditioner and make recommendations for repair or replacement.