The weather is heating up and O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning understands you want to make sure you remain comfortable 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 contemplate when deciding 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 getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there some added features that benefit 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 assistance 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 differ throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to produce 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 sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you figure out if it needs repair or if you should think about 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 decision on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are qualified to help review 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 610-257-7035.