Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a tough decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your entire system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you choose either route, there are a few details to consider to be certain that it’s time to stop repairing and start replacing:

  1. How often does your system break down?
  2. If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start considering a replacement system. An AC created 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 days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to note right away. If your house cannot hang around a constant and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its ending leg. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A giant 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.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A great indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big escalation, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for a rise 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 ensure that you are getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just set to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 570-244-2510 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.