Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The expenditures from incessant repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge investment. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few factors to remember to be confident 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 made 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 heated summer temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be capable to note instantly. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or in line 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 clue your AC is on its final leg. 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 modern system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A great indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining 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 big escalation, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will save your home energy. We are just as devoted 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 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 arrange your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 636-206-4250 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.