Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to swap out your entire system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really rack up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you choose either option, there are a few factors to remember to be certain that it’s time to stop fixing 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 looking into 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.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should be able to notice immediately. If your house cannot stay at a steady and cozy 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 sign your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A nice indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be inspecting your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will save your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know exactly when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just set to arrange your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 703-278-2036 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. 

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