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Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

old-outdoor-ac-unitSummer is just around the corner, which means one thing – hot weather is coming. If you’re like most people, you’ll soon be flipping on your air conditioning and trying to cool things off. But, if you wait until the weather turns hot before testing out your AC, you might be in for some discomfort, especially if your system isn’t able to perform the way you expect. The last thing you’ll want to do is search for air conditioner replacement in Sugar Land, TX after summer has already begun.

Before the temperature rises, you may want to touch base with a technician to see if you need an AC repair or replacement.

To help, we’ll discuss four warning signs you need to know when to replace your air conditioning unit.

1. Your AC is 10-15+ Years Old

One of the most important appliances in your home during the hot summer months is your air conditioner. Unfortunately, air conditioners have a limited lifespan and eventually need to be replaced. While some air conditioners may last for a little longer, most systems average 10-15 years of service.

Also, because AC technology has improved so much over the last decade, replacing that old unit could also lower your cooling bills for years to come. According to the Department of Energy, replacing an air conditioner that’s even just 10 years old with a newer, more efficient model can save you 20% to 40% on your cooling costs.

2. Your AC Struggles to Produce Cool Air

If your air conditioner is struggling to produce any cool air, it may also be a warning sign that it needs to be replaced. An AC unit that is blowing warm air, making strange noises, or leaking water often needs repairs but if you pair these with old age a replacement may be a better choice. Be sure to contact an AC specialist to see if it’s a simple fix or if it’s time to replace the entire unit.

3. You Need Repairs Every Year

While it’s normal for an air conditioner to need occasional fixes, yearly repairs signify that your unit is reaching the end of its lifespan. Like other appliances, it may no longer make sense to sink money into repairing the unit rather than buy a replacement instead.

4. Repair and Energy Bills Are Far Too High

Making repairs year after year may be a short-term answer, but when the repair bills or energy bills continue rising, it’s time to consider starting anew. A brand new unit may seem like a lot of money, but when you consider the increased comfort, peace of mind, and removal of future repair bills, the cost is likely to be even cheaper in the long term.

When to Call the Experts

If any of these warning signs sound familiar, it’s time to start shopping for a new air conditioner. Don’t wait until your unit completely breaks down–by then, you’ll be left sweating in the heat! Stay cool this summer by replacing your old AC unit before the hottest months begin.

Schedule your AC replacement with Fresh Air, L.P. We will get the job done right so you can enjoy a cool summer.

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