Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few things to consider to be certain 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 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 hot summer days. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice instantly. If your house cannot stay at a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or up for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a sign your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and compare 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. How high are your energy bills? A great signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big 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 committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To guarantee that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just ready to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 773-704-0640 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.