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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 change your full system. The costs from continuous repairs can really rack up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to remember to be sure 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 heated summer temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to note right away. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or in line 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 flag your AC is on its final round. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A great indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be examining your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to mend 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 comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 224-412-8308 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.