Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The costs from constant repairs can really accumulate, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you choose either route, there are a few details to think about to be sure that it’s time to stop fixing 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 built today will be highly 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 scorching summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should know how to note immediately. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its ending lap. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A nice signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing they are getting pricier and pricier. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a fresh system can work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will help with your home energy. We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just set to arrange your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Shoot us a call at 636-578-1777 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.