Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to change your whole system. The costs from incessant repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you choose either option, there are a few factors to consider to be confident that it’s time to stop repairing 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 looking into 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 heated summer days. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to note immediately. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement. How old if your system? 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 round. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A giant 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. How high are your energy bills? A good sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge upsurge, know that a fresh system knows how to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy. We are just as devoted in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely 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 arrange your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Shoot us a call at 586-731-0950 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.