How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Craig's Heating & Cooling realizes you want to make sure you stay cool 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 consider 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 want 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 added 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable 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 vary throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more specific idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring 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 signal that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you judge 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 choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking for a newer system, we are qualified 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 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment online.