How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc realizes you want to make sure you keep 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 determining 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 think about investing in 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 few and far between, it may not make sense to take the jump 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 check your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary during the year, it’s a good idea to do annual 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 sign that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you figure out if it needs repair or if you should think about 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 completely cool your house. You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you decide to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are trained 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 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment online.