It can be a hard decision, deciding if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to swap out your whole system. The expenditures from incessant repairs can really accumulate, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to remember to be confident that it’s time to stop restoring 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 built today will be highly 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 heated summer temperatures.
- Does your home feel uncomfortable?
This is something that you should be capable to notice instantly. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and comfortable 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 sign your AC is on its last lap. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern 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 close to dying can be examining your energy bills and observing they are getting higher and higher. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a big upsurge, know that a new system can work less hard for a rise 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 guarantee that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two circumstances, or you are just prepared to arrange your routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.