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Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The costs from constant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a huge decision. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few details to remember to be sure that it’s time to stop repairing 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 considering 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 worry about being left to sweat it out during those scorching summer temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be capable to detect right away. If your house cannot remain a constant and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or up for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. 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 lap. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A nice indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting pricier and pricier. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge increase, know that a new system can work less hard for a rise 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 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 options, or you are just set to set up your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 815-410-1231 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.