The weather is heating up and LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 contemplate when deciding 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 consider investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there many 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 jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance 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 monitor your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary during the year, it’s a good idea to do once a year comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running 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 figure out if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the ability to completely cool your house.
You don’t have to make the choice on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start searching for a newer system, we are qualified 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 570-648-0748.