It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenses from constant repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you pick either choice, there are a few details to consider 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 contemplating 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 fear about being left to sweat it out during those scorching summer days.
- Does your home feel uncomfortable?
This is something that you should be able to detect right away. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or up 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 flag your AC is on its final leg. 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 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 close to dying can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing 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 new system will be able to work less hard for an increase 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 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. Send us a call at 205-208-8090 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.