Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, deciding if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large investment. So, before you pick either choice, there are a few things to remember to be sure that it’s time to stop restoring 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 made today will be extremely energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to fear about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to detect immediately. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or up for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its last 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 current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A good indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting pricier and pricier. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge increase, know that a fresh system can work less hard for a boost 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 making the most 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 annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 626-587-4559 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.