Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

As a homeowner one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make is determining whether your system is in longing of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a large investment, but so is the cost 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.

  1. The Age of Your System
  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 more 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 scorching summer temperatures.

  3. Frequent Breakdowns
  4. Occasional repairs may happen, 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 tired system could be used to invest in a new, high-efficiency system.

  5. Your Energy Bills are Rising
  6. If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its final 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 new system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy.

  7. Your Home is Uncomfortable
  8. You’ll notice this one immediately. If your system is having difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a sign that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It could also mean that your system is the improper size for your home.

We’re as invested in your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort assets. We want to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your regular maintenance tune-up. Let’s remain cool this summer. You can give us a call at 308-646-3827 to talk with one of our AC repair technicians.