How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?

May 18, 2018

The weather is heating up and Airmen HVAC Service understands you want to make sure you remain cool all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running properly, how do you know whether to make the investment toward repairs or purchasing a new system?

Here are some questions you should contemplate 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 prefer 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 extra 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 jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial money into fixing a system that may not be operating properly.
  • Have you noticed an increase in your energy usage?
    It’s a good idea to monitor your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary over the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more specific account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to accomplish the same results, it will result in higher energy use.
  • Do you notice a change in your home comfort?
    If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable, that’s a signal that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the capacity to adequately cool your house.

You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are trained 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 570-322-3131.