The weather is heating up and J.L. Brady Company LLC knows you want to make sure you stay 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 consider 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 want to think about investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there some 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 leap to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable cash 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 monitor your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do change throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more specific idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working harder to accomplish 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 figure out if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the strength to adequately cool your house.
You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking for a newer system, we are trained 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.