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

The weather is heating up and Gillman Heating and Air knows 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 consider 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 think about investing in a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to evolve in recent years and there many added features that favor 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 plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring repairs on a more frequent basis, you are putting a lot of 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 keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do change during the year, it’s a good idea to do annual comparisons to get a more definite picture of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to produce 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 look for a new system. We can also help you judge whether you have the most fitting system for your house and if it has the ability to adequately cool your house.

You don’t have to make the decision 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 478-202-3076.

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