Deciding on whether to repair or replace your air conditioner can be a tough decision. Here are some signs that it may be time to stop paying the HVAC Service Technician and invest in a new, more efficient cooling system for your home this summer.


The energy efficiency and cooling capability of central air conditioning systems start to decrease after about 10 – 12 years of operation. If your AC unit is a decade old or more, look into a newer, high efficiency, Energy Star-certified air conditioner. In addition to the energy savings it will bring, the newer features will be valuable, too.

Frequency of repairs

If youÕre seeing you HVAC technician more often over the past couple years and you repair bills are increasing, your air conditioner may be ready for replacement. Investing in a new, energy efficient air conditioner will be in your best interest, rather than throwing money at more repairs.

Higher energy bills

If youÕre seeing increased energy usage and higher cooling costs over past few years, increased electricity prices might not be the only reason. Chances are your old air conditioning system is simply declining in efficiency and costing you more to operate.


If it is becoming more difficult to keep some rooms cool, you old air conditioner may be losing some of its power. In addition, duct problems or inadequate insulation could also be a cause. These are issues that a good HVAC technician can inspect when installing a new AC unit.


Are you hearing strange, new noises coming from your air conditioner? If so, these shouldnÕt be ignored, as your air conditioner is probably wearing down and telling you itÕs time for an upgrade.


Air conditioners not only cool your home but they also dehumidify the air. If your home has been feeling cool but clammy, your AC system may not be operating properly. This is an indication that itÕs time to replace it.

If you’re still debating about paying for a repair or replacement, please contact New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning. Our 30 years of experience in the Waukesha County area and positive reviews from customers are proof that you can trust our advice about your cooling system. Our goal is to educate and help homeowners with their HVAC needs. Call New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning with all of your heating and cooling needs. We look forward to helping you!