Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenses from constant repairs can really add up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large decision. So, before you choose either option, there are a few details to remember to be sure 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 highly 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 notice instantly. If your house cannot remain a steady and comfortable 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 noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its last leg. 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 current system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large increase, know that the latest system can work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly 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 ready to schedule your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Send us a call at 847-306-8990 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement.