Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a tough decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your full system. The costs from incessant repairs can really rack up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few things to remember to be certain that it’s time to stop restoring 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 looking into 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 fear about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should know how to detect right away. If your house cannot remain a fixed and comfy 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 clue your AC is on its ending lap. Look at your bill and analyze 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.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good indicator that your air conditioner is close to dying can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, know that a fresh system knows how to 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 guarantee that you are getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just prepared to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 515-207-6569 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.