Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The costs from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you choose either route, there are a few factors to consider to be confident 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 created today will be highly 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 days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to notice right away. If your house cannot stay at a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or in line 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 clue your AC is on its final lap. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A great signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting pricier and pricier. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge upsurge, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.

We are just as committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely 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 arrange your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 717-383-4479 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.