Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to replace your whole system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really rack 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 remember to be sure that it’s time to stop fixing 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 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 temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should know how to note right away. If your house cannot remain a fixed and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong 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 flag 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 try harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A nice indicator that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and noting they are getting more and more expensive. Contrast your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big increase, know that the latest system knows how to 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 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 situations, or you are just set to arrange your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 703-369-5528 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also set up an appointment with us online.