Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

It can be a difficult decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The expenses from constant repairs can really add up, but buying 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 fixing and start replacing:

  1. How often does your system break down?
  2. 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.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should know how to note instantly. If your house cannot hang around a constant and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. If you’ve noticed 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 high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg 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 big increase, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will save 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 repair 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 815-410-1128 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. 

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