Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The expenses from constant repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a huge decision. So, before you choose either option, there are a few details to think about to be certain that it’s time to stop restoring 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 built 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 scorching summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to detect right away. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or up 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 sign your AC is on its final lap. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good sign that your air conditioner is close to dying can be inspecting your energy bills and observing they are getting pricier and pricier. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that the latest system knows how to work less hard for an increase 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 getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just prepared to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 559-675-1681 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.