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

Cooling

The weather is heating up and Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc realizes you want to make sure you remain cool 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 think about 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 prefer to contemplate investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of money 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 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 accurate idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to produce 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 sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should consider 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 decision on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching 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 605-342-5107 or schedule an appointment online.

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