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

The weather is heating up and Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services realizes you want to make sure you keep 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 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 choose to contemplate investing in 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 a rare occasion, it may not make sense to take the leap to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable cash into fixing a system that may not be operating 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 change over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more accurate idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to accomplish 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 look for a new system. We can also help you assess whether you have the most suitable system for your house and if it has the strength to completely 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 shopping 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 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment online.