How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and J.L. Brady Company LLC understands you want to make sure you remain comfortable 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 think about 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 contemplate investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there some added features that favor 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 repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial funds 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 check your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do change over the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working 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 signal 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 completely cool your house. You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are ready 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 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment online.