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 replace your full system. The costs from continuous repairs can really rack up, but getting a new air conditioner system can also be a large decision. So, before you choose either route, there are a few things to remember to be sure 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 contemplating 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 fret about being left to sweat it out during those hot summer temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot stay at a fixed and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or in line 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 clue your AC is on its last lap. 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. How high are your energy bills? A good signal that your air conditioner is on its last leg can be examining your energy bills and noting they are getting higher and higher. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large escalation, know that a new system can work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will conserve 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 precisely when it’s time to mend your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just ready to set up your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep comfortable this summer. Shoot us a call at 703-754-1062 with any questions you have about settling on repair or replacement. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.