It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you pick either route, there are a few factors to remember to be sure that it’s time to stop fixing 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 extremely energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to fret about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer temperatures.
- Does your home feel uncomfortable?
This is something that you should know how to note right away. If your house cannot remain a constant 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 seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a sign your AC is on its last leg. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy.
- How high are your energy bills?
A nice signal that your air conditioner is close to dying can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big escalation, know that a fresh system can work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will conserve 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 repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just ready to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 512-355-1482 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement.