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

The weather is heating up and Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. realizes you want to make sure you remain 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 consider 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 want to consider getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there some additional 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 plunge 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 vary during the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more specific idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working harder to produce 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 an indication that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you figure out if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the ability to effectively 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 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 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment online.