Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a difficult decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The costs from incessant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large decision. So, before you choose either option, there are a few things to think about to be certain that it’s time to stop fixing and start replacing: How often does your system break down? If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start contemplating a replacement system. An AC built today will be highly 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 hot summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should know how to detect instantly. If your house cannot stay at a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its ending lap. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A nice indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining your energy bills and observing 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 an increase 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 ensure 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 situations, or you are just ready to schedule your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 805-238-7553 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.