Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The expenditures from continuous repairs can really rack up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a large venture. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few things to think about 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 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 fear about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to notice immediately. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 clue your AC is on its ending lap. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A great indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be checking your energy bills and observing they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a fresh system can work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will help with your home energy. We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure 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 fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just set to set up your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 217-210-2662 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.