Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner demands repair or if it’s time to change your full system. The expenditures from constant repairs can really rack up, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a huge investment. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to think about to be sure that it’s time to stop repairing 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 made 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 months. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be capable to detect right away. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or due for a replacement. How old if your system? If you’ve observed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a flag your AC is on its final leg. Look at your bill and measure 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 good signal that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be checking your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Compare your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a huge increase, know that the latest system knows how to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will save your home energy. We are just as devoted in the comfort of your home as you are. To make sure that you are benefiting from your air conditioning investments, we want you to know right when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just ready to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfy this summer. Shoot us a call at 503-848-3838 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.