Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 As a homeowner one of the hardest decisions you’ll have to make is determining whether your system is in need of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a big investment, but so is the figure of routinely repairing a system that is in need of replacement. There are a few signs that it may be time to pause repairing and peek into replacing. The Age of Your System 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. Frequent Breakdowns Random repairs may occur, but if your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a season, it’s probably time to initiate looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your aged system could be used to invest in a current, high-efficiency system. Your Energy Bills are Rising 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. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this issue right away. If your system is having trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a hint that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It possibly also mean that your system is the incorrect size for your home. We’re as dedicated to your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort assets. We wish to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your yearly maintenance tune-up. Let’s remain cool this summer. You can give us a call at 703-369-5528 to chat with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.