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

July 12, 2016

Your air conditioner is plugging away through another Long Island summer and suddenly the cold air stops blasting. You call an AC expert to come out to take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for the repair. So at what point do you call it a day and just change out your current A/C equipment?


Naturally as your system ages it’s likely to malfunction and lose efficiency. A/C systems over ten years old are now much less efficient than the more recent energy-efficient models available today. Furthermore, if your AC is more than 15 years old, you are likely to lose more money over time to keep it running than if you just purchased a new, energy-efficient air conditioner.


To keep on topic with the above statement, ultimately it’s going to start costing more to replace parts and mend issues than it would to just invest in a new air conditioning system. Another thing to note is R-22, the usual refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being phased out for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a spike in the charge for your refrigerant until you replace your equipment.


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

To schedule a complimentary in-home estimate to upgrade your old inefficient A/C equipment, call Matz-Rightway at 631-406-9220. We will visit your home, evaluate your current AC system, and go over all of your options with you so you can make the right selection for your home. For further information regarding if now is the right time to upgrade, call today for a free in-home consultation. 

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