Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, choosing if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to replace your entire system. The costs from constant repairs can really add up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a big investment. So, before you pick 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 looking into a replacement system. An AC made today will be extremely 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 capable to notice instantly. 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 up 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 sign your AC is on its last 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. How high are your energy bills? A good indicator that your air conditioner is near its end can be inspecting your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large increase, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will conserve your home energy. We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely 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 prepared to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 805-217-8662 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.