How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning understands you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running well, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system?

Here are some questions you should consider when determining if you need a new air conditioner:

  • How old is my system?
    If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may prefer to consider investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there a lot of additional features that help your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been few and far between, it may not make sense to take the plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial money into fixing a system that may not be operating properly.
  • Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage?
    It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do differ during the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more specific idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy consumption.
  • Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
    If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s a sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the strength to effectively cool your house.

You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are qualified to help discus what you want out of your system and how you can achieve home comfort. If you have concerns about your air conditioner, give our professionals a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment online.

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