Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a difficult decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your entire system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really rack up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you choose either route, there are a few details to remember to be confident that it’s time to stop fixing 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 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 scorching summer temperatures. 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 comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or in line 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 flag your AC is on its last leg. 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 current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a new system will be able to work less hard for an increase 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 make sure that you are getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just ready to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 909-982-5698 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.