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

May 18, 2018

The weather is heating up and Ilten's Incorporated understands you want to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long. So, if your air conditioner isn’t running properly, 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 buying a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there a lot of additional features that help 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 a lot of funds 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 change throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more definite idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running 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 figure out if it needs repair or if you should consider a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the capacity to effectively 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 searching for a newer system, we are qualified 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 319-208-3295.