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

The weather is heating up and Kapaun & Brown Inc. understands you want to make sure you keep cool 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 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 want to contemplate getting a replacement air conditioner. The technology and efficiencies in HVAC systems have continued to develop 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 few and far between, it may not make sense to take the plunge to a new system. However, if your system is requiring help on a more frequent basis, you are putting substantial 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 keep an eye on your monthly energy usage. And since temperatures do vary throughout the year, it’s a good idea to do yearly comparisons to get a more accurate idea of how your energy usage has changed. If your system is running harder to accomplish 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 an indication 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 judge whether you have the most appropriate system for your house and if it has the capacity to completely cool your house.

You don’t have to make the call on your own. Whether you choose to pursue repairing your system, or you want to start looking 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 641-753-3563.

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