Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 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 rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big investment. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to consider to be certain 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 made today will be highly energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to fear 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 instantly. If your house cannot remain a constant and comfy 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 noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A giant 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 nice sign that your air conditioner is close to dying can be examining your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large increase, know that a new system can work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just prepared to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Give us a call at 203-772-8319 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.