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

May 18, 2018

The weather is heating up and Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services knows you want to make sure you remain content 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 establishing if you need a new air conditioner:

  • How old is my system?
    If your system is 10 to 15 years old, you may choose to consider investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to progress 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 infrequent, 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 a lot of 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 differ over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more specific idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring 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 an indication that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the capacity to effectively cool your house.

You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking for a newer system, we are trained to help discus 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 907-202-9798.