Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 As a homeowner one of the difficult decisions you’ll have to make is deciding whether your system is in need of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a huge 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 layoff repairing and glance 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 built today will be highly 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 scorching summer months. Frequent Breakdowns Unusual repairs may occur, but if your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a season, it’s probably time to start looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your tired 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 clue your AC is on its last leg. Look at your bill and compare your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a new system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this one instantly. If your system is having trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a warning that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It could also mean that your system is the wrong size for your home. We’re as devoted to your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort purchases. We wish to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your annual maintenance tune-up. Let’s stay cool this summer. You can give us a call at 630-833-1100 to chat with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.