How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Farnell Mechanical, Inc. understands you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running properly, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system? Here are some questions you should contemplate when establishing if you need a new air conditioner: How old is my system? If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may want to contemplate investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there a lot of extra features that benefit your home and wallet. How often are the breakdowns occurring? If your repairs have been infrequent, it may not make sense to take the leap to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of funds into fixing a system that may not be operating 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 differ over the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more accurate idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working harder to achieve 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 a sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the capacity to adequately cool your house. You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are qualified to help talk about 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 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment online.