The weather is heating up and Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating realizes you want to make sure you stay cool 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 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 consider buying a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to progress in recent years and there many additional features that favor 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 jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance 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 during 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 running harder to achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy expenditure.
- 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 look for a new system. We can also help you assess 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 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 641-628-3621.