Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenses from constant repairs can really add up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a large venture. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few details to consider to be certain that it’s time to stop repairing and start replacing:

  1. How often does your system break down?
  2. If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start contemplating 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 fret about being left to sweat it out during those scorching summer days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to note instantly. If your house cannot hang around a constant and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. If you’ve noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its final leg. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A high 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.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A great signal that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are getting everything that you can out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just prepared to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 812-200-5844 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement.