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

The weather is heating up and Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc realizes you want to make sure you stay 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 think about 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 want 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 a rare occasion, 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 cash into fixing a system that may not be working 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 over the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly 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 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 assess 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 call 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 262-358-9468.

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