How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner? Posted May 18, 2018 The weather is heating up and Point Heating & Cooling understands you want to make sure you stay content 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 determining 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 think about getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there many added features that benefit 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 a lot of funds 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 monitor 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 account of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running 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 sign 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 assess whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the strength to adequately cool your house. You don’t have to make the decision on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start shopping for a newer system, we are ready 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 715-504-0533.