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

The weather is heating up and Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning understands you want to make sure you remain comfortable 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 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 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 additional features that help your home and wallet.
  • How often are the breakdowns occurring?
    If your repairs have been infrequent, it may not make sense to take the jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting considerable money 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 vary during the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is working 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 decide if it needs repair or if you should look for a new system. We can also help you evaluate whether you have the most appropriate 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 searching for a newer system, we are trained to help discus 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 308-624-3485.

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