Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

It can be a hard decision, choosing if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to replace your full system. The costs from incessant repairs can really add up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few things to consider to be confident 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 considering a replacement system. An AC created today will be more 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 hot summer days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to note instantly. If your house cannot remain a fixed and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 round. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A high 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 great indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be inspecting your energy bills and noting they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big upsurge, know that a new system will be able to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as committed in the comfort of your home as you are. To guarantee that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just ready to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 507-218-0088 with any questions you have about determining repair or replacement. 

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