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Topic by evalyn posted 04-06-2013 07:34 AM 4330 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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evalyn

4 posts in 2298 days

04-06-2013 07:34 AM

I have a window air conditioner that ain’t what she used to be.

Does it make sense to have a service tech come-out and give it a freon injection, or do most people throw-out air conditioners after 5 or 10 years?

It is a large, relatively expensive one, or I would just get a new one. Any suggestions on who to call in Madison?

-- http://www.houston-airconditioners.net



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Dan Lyke

331 posts in 4127 days

04-10-2013 03:25 PM

I’m a “keep it going ‘til it explodes” sort of person, but two observations:

First, if you were going to remove it anyway to throw it away, it might be cheaper to take it to a repair person than have them make a house call.

Second, a good HVAC person can probably give you a better idea on this than I can. And I say this even knowing that the HVAC person does have a vested economic interest.

Don’t have recommendations for ay, though.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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hughwharton

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04-16-2013 07:41 AM

hello evalyn. my only suggestion is that if your AC has been with your for such a long time then perhaps it’s time to replace it with new one. otherwise, you will pay the same rate of electricity with less coolness or coldness that it brings. we have experienced it though it was a refrigerator that we paid for it’s repair but in less than six month it was broken again. it’s been with us like almost ten years then we’re a little bit hesitant to set it aside because of some sentimental reasons. however, we decided later that it’s time to forego it rather have it repair again. we bought a new refrigerator in which the difference from the charge we paid for the repair is like only US$1000++.

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AlexRestore

18 posts in 629 days

11-10-2017 08:45 PM

you should go for a new one.

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Diyjunkie

33 posts in 433 days

06-12-2018 05:07 PM

I definitely wouldn’t throw it out since it’s expensive and good air conditioners can be hard to come by. I suggest having someone coming to your house to try and fix it. Since it’s not that old they might have an easy fix for your issue.

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davidjohnson989

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02-18-2019 05:45 PM

you should go for a new one.

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michellejohn

8 posts in 76 days

05-07-2019 11:23 AM

Actually, I don’t like to use the air conditioner. But climate change is not acceptable to my health condition Hostsailor web hosting . So for handling my health the need of the Ac is a very essential one. But I am always trying to use this in a controlled manner.

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