How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Wolfe & Sons Inc knows 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 consider 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 progress in recent years and there some additional features that help your home and wallet. How often are the breakdowns occurring? If your repairs have been infrequent, it may not make sense to take the plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable 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 monitor your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do change over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring 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 an indication 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 assess whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the ability to adequately cool your house. You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are trained 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 614-451-0846 or schedule an appointment online.