Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenses from constant repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large decision. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few factors to think about to be confident that it’s time to stop repairing 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 built today will be more energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to fret about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice instantly. If your house cannot hang around a constant and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve seen 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 measure your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be inspecting your energy bills and observing they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a new system can work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy. We are just as devoted in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just set to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Shoot us a call at 815-459-4700 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.