When your air conditioning system breaks down, the most difficult decision is often deciding whether to upgrade to a new, more efficient system or just repair your existing air conditioner. There are a number of factors that should be considered when making this decision. We have trained our technicians to give you all of the information they can to help you make an informed decision but ultimately, it will be up to you to decide which option is best for you and your home.
Age of your system
Air Conditioning systems can be expected to last an average of 10 to 12 years. Once your system starts getting into this age range, you can start expecting a higher fail rate from many of the major components in your air conditioner.
As with all technology, air conditioning equipment manufacturers are constantly looking to improve on their existing line of products both in energy efficiency and the level of comfort that they provide. In fact, if your current air conditioner is over 10 years old, you can expect to cut your cooling energy costs by as much as 20-40% by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model due to the increased SEER rating of a new, high efficiency system.