Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, choosing if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The costs from constant repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large decision. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few things to think about to be confident 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 contemplating a replacement system. An AC built today will be more energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to worry about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be capable to note immediately. If your house cannot remain a constant 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 observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and measure 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 task harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A great sign that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining 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 huge increase, 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 invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are making the most out of 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 circumstances, or you are just set to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.