The weather is heating up and Patterson & Stirling Inc realizes you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running correctly, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system?
Here are some questions you should think about when deciding if you need a new air conditioner:
- How old is my system?
If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may choose to think about investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to progress in recent years and there many extra features that help your home and wallet.
- How often are the breakdowns occurring?
If your repairs have been few and far between, it may not make sense to take the jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of funds into fixing a system that may not be operating properly.
- Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage?
It’s a good idea to monitor your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more specific account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to accomplish the same results, it will result in higher energy consumption.
- Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s an indication that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the strength to adequately cool your house.
You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are ready to help discus what you want out of your system and how you can achieve home comfort. If you have concerns about your air conditioner, give our professionals a call at 814-308-0416.