How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning understands you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running well, 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 determining if you need a new air conditioner:

  • How old is my system?
    If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may prefer to consider getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there some 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial funds into fixing a system that may not be working 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 throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more accurate 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 look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the capacity to adequately cool your house.

You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking for a newer system, we are trained 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 509-397-3622.

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