Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you decide on either choice, 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 considering a replacement system. An AC created today will be more 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 scorching summer temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot remain a steady and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its ending round. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good sign that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining your energy bills and noting they are getting pricier and pricier. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, know that the latest system can work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.

We are just as committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are getting everything that you can 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 circumstances, or you are just ready to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 514-600-5499 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.