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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service realizes you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running properly, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system?

Here are some questions you should think about 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 prefer 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 a lot of additional 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial funds 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 keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do differ during the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy expenditure.
  • Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
    If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s a signal that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you figure out if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the strength to adequately cool your house.

You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are qualified to help discus 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 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment online.

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