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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling realizes you want to make sure you stay cool all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running correctly, 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 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 a lot of additional features that benefit your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been few and far between, it may not make sense to take the jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial cash into fixing a system that may not be functioning 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 over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly 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 sign 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 evaluate whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the capacity to effectively cool your house.

You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you elect 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 816-286-7258 or schedule an appointment online.

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