Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The costs from incessant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you decide on either route, there are a few things to remember to be confident 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 made 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 hot summer temperatures.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot remain 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 clue your AC is on its last leg. 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.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A great indicator that your air conditioner is close to dying can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, know that a new system can work less hard for a rise in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy.

We are just as committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To guarantee 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 mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just set to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Give us a call at 510-343-9841 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. 

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