Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really add up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few things to think about to be sure 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 contemplating a replacement system. An AC made today will be more 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 hot summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and comfy 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 observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its ending 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 new system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good signal that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large escalation, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy. We are just as committed 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 repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just prepared to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Shoot us a call at 334-524-2458 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.