Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to replace your entire system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you decide on 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 more 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 incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or due 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 last round. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new 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 higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large increase, know that a fresh system knows how to work less hard for an increase 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 getting everything that you can 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 cool this summer. Send us a call at 800-COOLING with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.