Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement

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It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The costs from constant repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few factors to think about to be sure that it’s time to stop restoring 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 considering a replacement system. An AC created 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 months.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect right away. If your house cannot hang around a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. 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 ending lap. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A high 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.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good sign that your air conditioner is close to dying can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big escalation, know that the latest system can work less hard for a boost 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 guarantee that you are making the most out of 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 options, or you are just ready to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 814-833-5558 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. 

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