How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC realizes you want to make sure you remain 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 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 consider getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there many 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 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 functioning 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 during the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more definite account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is laboring harder to accomplish 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 a signal that something isn’t right. Our experts can help you determine if it needs repair or if you should consider 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 adequately cool your house. You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you elect to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping 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 513-275-3601 or schedule an appointment online.