Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The expenses from incessant repairs can really rack up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a huge investment. So, before you pick either option, there are a few factors to consider 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 made today will be extremely 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 heated summer days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect immediately. If your house cannot hang around a constant and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 ending lap. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern 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 sign that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge increase, know that the latest 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 committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are benefiting from 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 options, or you are just set to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 308-995-8177 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.