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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing realizes you want to make sure you stay comfortable 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 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 contemplate investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to progress 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 substantial money 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 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 specific account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working 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 a signal 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 evaluate whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the strength to completely cool your house.

You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking 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 661-437-3499.

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