Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, choosing if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The costs from incessant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a huge decision. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few things to think about to be certain 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 fret about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer months.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be capable to detect instantly. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 sign your AC is on its last round. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new 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 sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be examining your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big escalation, know that the latest system can work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are making the most out of 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 regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Give us a call at 631-246-4029 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement.