Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big investment. So, before you pick either option, there are a few details to think about to be certain that it’s time to stop repairing 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 made today will be extremely 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 note immediately. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 clue your AC is on its last leg. Look at your bill and measure 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 great indicator that your air conditioner is close to dying can be checking 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 knows how to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy. We are just as devoted 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 mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just set to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Shoot us a call at 361-888-4808 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.