Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your full system. The costs from continuous repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you decide on either choice, there are a few details to consider to be certain that it’s time to stop restoring 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 looking into a replacement system. An AC created today will be more 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 scorching summer days. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice right away. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or due 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 flag your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and measure 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. How high are your energy bills? A nice signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy. We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are benefiting from 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 situations, or you are just set to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Send us a call at 309-437-2703 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.