How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Central Air Inc understands you want to make sure you keep content all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running well, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system? Here are some questions you should consider when determining if you need a new air conditioner: How old is my system? If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may want to think about buying a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there many added features that help your home and wallet. How often are the breakdowns occurring? If your repairs have been a rare occasion, it may not make sense to take the leap to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable funds into fixing a system that may not be working properly. Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage? It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more specific picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy consumption. Do you notice a change in your home comfort? If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s a sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the strength to completely cool your house. You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are ready to help talk about what you want out of your system and how you can achieve home comfort. If you have concerns about your air conditioner, give our professionals a call at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment online.