Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 As a homeowner one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make is deciding whether your system is in longing of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a large investment, but so is the cost of routinely repairing a system that is in need of replacement. There are a few signs that it may be time to layoff repairing and look into replacing. The Age of Your System If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start looking into 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 hot summer months. Frequent Breakdowns Unusual repairs may transpire, but if your air conditioner is breaking down numerous times a season, it’s probably time to start looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your old system could be used to invest in a modern, high-efficiency system. Your Energy Bills are Rising If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its ending round. 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 try harder and that requires more energy. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this issue instantly. If your system is having trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a warning that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It could also mean that your system is the incorrect size for your home. We’re as devoted to your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort assets. We strive to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your yearly maintenance tune-up. Let’s keep cool this summer. You can give us a call at 815-768-6656 to chat with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.