How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc understands you want to make sure you keep cool 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 deciding 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 develop in recent years and there a lot of 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 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 working 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 differ during the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly 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 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 sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the capacity to adequately 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 looking for a newer system, we are trained 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 337-335-0992 or schedule an appointment online.