How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?05/18/2018The weather is heating up and Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc realizes you want to make sure you keep 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 want to think about investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop in recent years and there some extra 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 jump to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help 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 differ over 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 achieve the same results, it will result in higher energy expenditure. 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 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 ability to effectively 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 looking 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 602-997-5701 or schedule an appointment online.