Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 As a homeowner one of the difficult decisions you’ll have to make is concluding whether your system is in need of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a huge investment, but so is the cost of continually repairing a system that is in need of replacement. There are a few signs that it may be time to pause repairing and look into replacing. The Age of Your System If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start contemplating a replacement system. An AC created today will be highly 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 days. Frequent Breakdowns Unusual repairs may transpire, but if your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a season, it’s probably time to begin looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your tired system could be used to invest in a current, high-efficiency system. Your Energy Bills are Rising If you’ve noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its final lap. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A large increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this problem right away. If your system is having trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a sign that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It possibly also mean that your system is the wrong size for your home. We’re as invested in your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort purchases. We strive to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your annual maintenance tune-up. Let’s remain cool this summer. You can give us a call at 724-452-6280 to chat with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.