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POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:09pm

There are still nearly two months of summer left and your air conditioner might need a mid summer tune-up. But there is something you need to know about air conditioning before you make a call for repairs or replacements. Chris Clackum reports.

(NBC News) R-22 Freon is being phased out and replaced by a new more environmentally friendly refrigerant called R-410A. Angie's List founder Angie Hicks completed some research on Air Conditioners and has some advice on if you should repair or replace you old A/C unit.

Angie says use the rule of 5000's.

"If you find out how much the repair is going to be and the number of years old your air conditioner is, if the two multiplied together add up to more than $5,000, you should go ahead and replace your unit" says Angie Hicks.

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