Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to replace your entire system. The costs from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you pick either route, there are a few factors to consider to be confident that it’s time to stop restoring 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 extremely 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 heated summer days. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice right away. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and comfortable 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 sign your AC is on its ending leg. 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. How high are your energy bills? A great sign that your air conditioner is near its end 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 large escalation, know that the latest system can 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 precisely when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just prepared to arrange your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Give us a call at 509-397-3622 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.