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

The weather is heating up and Contra Costa Heating & AC understands you want to make sure you stay content all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running properly, 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 deciding if you need a new air conditioner:

  • How old is my system?
    If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may choose to consider investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there a lot of extra features that benefit your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been a rare occasion, it may not make sense to take the plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial cash into fixing a system that may not be working properly.
  • Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage?
    It’s a good idea to check your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do change during the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more accurate 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 a sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the ability 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 ready to help review 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 510-343-9841.

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