Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your full system. The expenditures from continuous repairs can really add up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a large venture. So, before you choose either option, there are a few factors to remember to be confident 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 created today will be highly 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 heated summer temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to note right away. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or due 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 leg. 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 nice sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting higher and higher. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large upsurge, know that the latest system can work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy. We are just as devoted in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right 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 set up your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 804-372-0313 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.