It can be a tough decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you choose either option, there are a few factors to consider to be confident that it’s time to stop restoring and start replacing:
- How often does your system break down?
If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start contemplating a replacement system. An AC made today will be highly energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to worry about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer days.
- Does your home feel uncomfortable?
This is something that you should be able to detect right away. If your house cannot remain a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement.
- How old if your system?
If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its final round. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.
- How high are your energy bills?
A great sign that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge upsurge, know that a fresh system knows how to work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy.
We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To guarantee that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just prepared to arrange your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 800-COOLING with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.