If your air conditioner uses Freon, it’s likely more than fifteen years old. Most customers with units that old deal with frequent repairs, sometimes multiple times a year. And with each repair, you’re probably thinking… is it better to repair or replace my AC?
While most repairs are going to be cheaper than a system replacement, it may not be the best long-term choice for your home. Repairs that require R-22 coolant will get more expensive in the coming years since no more R-22 can be produced. Not to mention that breakdowns are, well, annoying! On a sunny Malibu day, no one wants to come home to a steamy house. With a unit over ten years old, breakdowns are not uncommon.
New AC units made with Puron have lots of benefits. Of course, a new system will mean fewer breakdowns as long as it’s maintained. Modern units with R-410A are also much more efficient that your current A/C. That means your energy bills could drop significantly once your new, energy-efficient system is installed. Finally, Puron is widely available to technicians, meaning that any repairs that require the coolant will be affordable.
If the cost of replacement is holding you back, you have options. HVAC financing is available, and at Brody Pennell we offer special financing for homeowners that want to participate in the HERO program. During the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) there are usually great HVAC specials and deals available. Not to mention, your local energy provider may offer an incentive in the form of rebates for you to replace your AC as well.