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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and B & G HVAC understands you want to make sure you keep 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 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 consider getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there many extra features that favor your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been infrequent, it may not make sense to take the leap to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable money 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 keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do differ during the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring 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 an indication 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 evaluate whether you have the most appropriate 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 shopping for a newer system, we are qualified to help discus 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 641-752-3429 or schedule an appointment online.

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