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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Lycoming Heating Company realizes you want to make sure you stay content 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 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 think about investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to progress in recent years and there some added 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 cash 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 vary throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working harder to produce the same results, it will result in higher energy use.
  • 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 figure out 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 ability 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 trained to help review 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 570-244-2510.

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