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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC knows you want to make sure you stay cool all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running correctly, 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 determining if you need a new air conditioner:

  • How old is my system?
    If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may want to think about getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there a lot of added features that favor your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been few and far between, it may not make sense to take the jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of cash 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 over 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 running harder to accomplish the same results, it will result in higher energy consumption.
  • Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
    If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s an indication that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the capacity to effectively cool your house.

You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking 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 309-437-2703.

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