Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenditures from continuous repairs can really add up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few details to think about to be sure that it’s time to stop restoring and start replacing: How often does your system break down? 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 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 scorching summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice immediately. If your house cannot remain a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement. How old if your system? 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 final 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 work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good sign that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and observing they are getting pricier and pricier. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, know that a fresh 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 ensure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just ready to schedule your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Send us a call at 205-758-2703 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.