Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a tough decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenses from constant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big venture. So, before you choose either route, there are a few details to remember to be confident 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 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 fret about being left to sweat it out during those scorching summer temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should know how to notice right away. If your house cannot hang around a constant and cozy temperature, your air conditioner is either the wrong size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its ending round. 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 current 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 examining your energy bills and observing they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge escalation, 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 committed 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 right 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 routine air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Send us a call at 360-571-5100 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.