Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 As a homeowner one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make is concluding whether your system is in need of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a big investment, but so is the figure of routinely repairing a system that is in need of replacement. There are a few signs that it may be time to pause repairing and peek into replacing. The Age of Your System If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start considering 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 worry about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer days. Frequent Breakdowns Occasional repairs may happen, but if your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a season, it’s probably time to start looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your old system could be used to invest in a modern, high-efficiency system. Your Energy Bills are Rising If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a sign your AC is on its final round. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this issue right away. If your system is having problems maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a warning that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It may also mean that your system is the wrong size for your home. We’re as invested in your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort investments. We strive to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your yearly maintenance tune-up. Let’s remain cool this summer. You can give us a call at 708-301-0170 to talk with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.