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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. realizes you want to make sure you remain comfortable 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 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 choose to contemplate getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there a lot of extra features that benefit 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 jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance 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 vary over the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more accurate 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 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 judge whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the capacity to adequately cool your house.

You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are trained 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 561-401-0011.

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