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Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, deciding if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The costs from incessant repairs can really rack up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big investment. So, before you pick either option, there are a few factors to remember to be certain that it’s time to stop repairing 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 looking into 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 temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should know how to notice immediately. If your house cannot stay at a constant and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or due 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 sign 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 new system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be inspecting your energy bills and noting they are getting pricier and pricier. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a fresh system knows how to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as invested 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 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 prepared to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Send us a call at 503-213-4433 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement.