Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenses from constant repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge venture. So, before you pick either route, there are a few things to consider to be certain 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 considering a replacement system. An AC created 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 hot summer days. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be capable to note immediately. If your house cannot remain a steady and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or up 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 sign your AC is on its final leg. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A high 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. How high are your energy bills? A great indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large upsurge, know that a new 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 ensure that you are benefiting from 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 options, or you are just ready to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Send us a call at 319-524-3714 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.