Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, choosing if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your entire system. The expenses from constant repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few things to think about to be confident that it’s time to stop restoring 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 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. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should know how to note immediately. If your house cannot remain a constant and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement. How old if your system? 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. How high are your energy bills? A good signal that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be examining your energy bills and noting they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big escalation, know that a fresh system knows how to 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 ensure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just ready to schedule your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 815-768-6656 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.