The warm weather season is here! If you turn on your Air Conditioner only to find that it isn’t working as well as it used to, you may find yourself wondering if you should repair or bite the bullet and invest in a whole new system. We’ve compiled a list of questions designed to help you make the decision. If you answer all the questions below and are still confused, we encourage you to give us a call! We offer free consultations that will provide you with an honest assessment of your home. Together we can help you come up with a solution that will keep you and your family in comfort all summer long!
- How Old Is Your Current AC?
If your current Air Conditioning system is less than 10 years old, making repairs may be the way to go. Systems that have been around longer than 10 years, use more energy and may run on out-of-date refrigerants that are harmful to the environment.
- What Is The Condition Of Your AC?
If your AC is having minor issues such as low airflow or drain lines that are blocked, make an appointment to have it serviced and table the replacement conversation for next year. If however, the issues are on the major side like a compressor or motor issue, it may be time for an upgrade.
- How Often Are You Calling For Repairs?
If you have had to call for repairs more than 2 times in the last 10 years, or if you have to constantly add refrigerant to the system consider having it replaced. Another factor to consider is that if the repair needed equals a cost that is more than 25% of the cost for a brand new system, an upgrade may be a smart move.
- Are Your Monthly Utility Bills Increasing?
Take a moment to compare this year’s average monthly utility cost to last year’s average utility cost. If you see an increase of more than 10%, upgrading your system may be worth it in the long run. Newer Air Conditioning systems are more energy-efficient.
- Does Your AC Adequately Cool Your Home?
If you find that some rooms do not get as cool as the rest, your current system may not be sized properly for your home. Calling in an HVAC professional who will utilize state-of-the-art tools to evaluate your home and make sure your heating and cooling system is sized properly may be a good idea.
If you are leaning toward an upgrade, it might be a smart idea to consider going with an energy-efficient Heat Pump. With New York’s Clean Heat Program, you could receive up to $14,000 in rebates and we’ll even help you fill out the paperwork. Call us for more information at 845-342-8133, we can’t wait to speak with you!