The weather is heating up and West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. realizes you want to make sure you keep cool 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 establishing 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 extra features that benefit your home and wallet.
- How often are the breakdowns occurring?
If your repairs have been infrequent, it may not make sense to take the plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of money 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 vary throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more accurate account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working 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 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 evaluate whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the strength to completely cool your house.
You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping 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 614-450-1575.