How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning realizes you want to make sure you stay content 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 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 getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there some added features that help 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring assistance on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial funds 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 change during the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more specific account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to achieve 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 determine if it needs repair or if you should think about a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most appropriate 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 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 805-688-4018 or schedule an appointment online.