How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning realizes you want to make sure you stay 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 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 consider buying a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there many extra features that benefit 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 substantial funds into fixing a system that may not be functioning 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 throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working harder to accomplish 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 a signal that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you decide if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most suitable 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 choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking 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 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment online.