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 full system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large venture. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few things to think about to be certain 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 contemplating 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 worry about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer months.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect immediately. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or up 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 final leg. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A large 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 nice signal that your air conditioner is close to dying 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 large escalation, know that a new system can work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.

We are just as devoted in the comfort of your home as you are. To guarantee that you are getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just prepared to arrange your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 956-381-1162 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.