The weather is heating up and Three Rivers Heating & Cooling knows you want to make sure you remain cool all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running well, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system?
Here are some questions you should think about when deciding if you need a new air conditioner:
- How old is my system?
If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may choose to think about getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there some additional features that help your home and wallet.
- How often are the breakdowns occurring?
If your repairs have been a rare occasion, it may not make sense to take the jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial money into fixing a system that may not be operating properly.
- Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage?
It’s a good idea to check your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do differ throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy use.
- Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s an indication that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you figure out if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the strength to effectively cool your house.
You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking for a newer system, we are ready to help talk about what you want out of your system and how you can achieve home comfort. If you have concerns about your air conditioner, give our professionals a call at 503-213-4433.