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 determining whether your system is in need of an AC repair or if it’s time for a replacement system. A new AC is a big investment, but so is the value of routinely repairing a system that is in need of replacement. There are a few signs that it may be time to stop repairing and look into replacing. The Age of Your System If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start looking into a replacement system. An AC made today will be more 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 hot summer days. Frequent Breakdowns Unusual repairs may occur, but if your air conditioner is breaking down numerous times a season, it’s probably time to begin looking into a replacement. The money you’re putting into your tired system could be used to invest in a modern, high-efficiency system. Your Energy Bills are Rising If you’ve seen your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its final leg. Look at your bill and measure your energy usage this year to last year. A giant increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a current system. As system’s age they have to task harder and that requires more energy. Your Home is Uncomfortable You’ll notice this one right away. If your system is having problems maintaining a comfortable temperature, it could be a hint that your AC is in need of repair or replacement. It could also mean that your system is the improper size for your home. We’re as dedicated to your comfort as you are and we want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home comfort investments. We want to work with you whether you’re in need of an AC repair, replacement or just your annual maintenance tune-up. Let’s keep cool this summer. You can give us a call at 309-762-3641 to talk with one of our AC repair technicians. Or you can set up an appointment with us online.