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Our Austin HVAC professionals understand that it’s easy to call a contractor when you need a repair on your air conditioner.  The longer you can keep your cooling system running by having it repaired, the longer you can put off having your equipment replaced.  At what point does it no longer make sense?  We’ve included a few tips below to help you know when it may be time to throw in the towel and have your HVAC system replaced.

The repair costs are mounting.  All those repairs can quickly add up in terms of costs, and if you’ve had to call for help a little too often, it may make more sense financially to get an older system replaced rather than keep shelling out money on constant repairs.

Your A/C system doesn’t deliver the comfortable, cool air it once did.  Over time, wear and tear impacts any equipment.  No matter how far down you turn the thermostat, it just doesn’t cool as good as it used to. 

How much you pay to cool your home seems like too much.  While energy costs do increase, when you notice your utility bill going up, up, up as each year passes it’s due to the fact your system is getting older and losing its efficiency.  Your HVAC system has to work harder in an effort to keep your home comfortable, which means higher bills.

Your cooling system is 10 or 15 years old.  Like any equipment an HVAC system isn’t designed to last forever.  There comes a point when it’s time to replace – before your cooling system completely breaks down.

Your A/C still uses R-22 refrigerant.  This type of refrigerant is being phased out and will no longer be available in the near future.  If your system is old enough to use R-22, chances are it’s fairly old. Time to upgrade to a newer, more efficient air conditioner that relies on a more eco-friendly coolant to efficiently cool your home.

At Schneider Mechanical we know it’s not easy to make the decision to upgrade to a newer cooling system, but it makes far more sense if you’re constantly spending money on repairs, or your current A/C doesn’t efficiently cool your home.  Why wait until you suffer a complete break down and are without air conditioning when temps are brutally hot?  Contact our Austin air conditioning experts today, and enjoy peace of mind along with lower utility bills and fewer repairs.