Figuring Out If It’s Time for AC Repair or Replacement05/26/2016 It can be a hard decision, determining if your air conditioner requires repair or if it’s time to change your entire system. The expenses from continuous repairs can really add up, but buying a new air conditioner system can also be a huge investment. So, before you choose either choice, there are a few factors to remember 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 temperatures. Does your home feel uncomfortable? This is something that you should be able to detect instantly. If your house cannot stay at a steady and comfy temperature, your air conditioner is either the incorrect size for your home, in need of repair, or up 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 sign your AC is on its last round. 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 new system. As system’s age they have to work harder and that requires more energy. How high are your energy bills? A great indicator that your air conditioner is close to dying can be inspecting your energy bills and noticing they are getting pricier and pricier. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large escalation, know that a new system knows how to work less hard for a boost in comfort and that it will help with your home energy. We are just as invested 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 exactly when it’s time to fix your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two situations, or you are just ready to schedule your regular air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Shoot us a call at 503-656-1908 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.