Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your full system. The costs from continuous repairs can really add up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to consider to be certain that it’s time to stop fixing 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 contemplating a replacement system. An AC made today will be highly energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to fear about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot stay at a constant and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or up for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. 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 compare your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A nice indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining your energy bills and observing they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large upsurge, 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 ensure 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 fix 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 cool this summer. Send us a call at 361-265-4371 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. 

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