It can be a tough decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The costs from incessant repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you choose either option, there are a few factors to remember to be certain that it’s time to stop repairing 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 contemplating a replacement system. An AC made today will be highly 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 notice immediately. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement.
- How old if your system?
If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its final lap. Look at your bill and compare 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 task harder and that requires more energy.
- How high are your energy bills?
A nice indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be examining your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge increase, know that a new system will be able to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.
We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are making the most 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 circumstances, or you are just ready to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 512-937-2001 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.