Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to swap out your full system. The expenses from incessant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you pick either route, there are a few factors to think about to be sure 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 looking into a replacement system. An AC built today will be extremely 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 heated summer months.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to detect immediately. If your house cannot hang around a steady and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or up for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. 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 ending leg. 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 current system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A nice indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be examining your energy bills and noticing 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 a rise in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy.

We are just as invested 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 exactly 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 prepared to schedule your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Send us a call at 763-276-0617 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement.