4 Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner
Back to school season is here in Texas, and we know there’s a lot on your plate. But consider: can you trust your home air conditioner (AC) to maintain a comfortable study or work environment all year?
With proper yearly maintenance, you can expect your air conditioner to last about 10-15 years. An AC system that you’ve had to repair once or twice is nothing to worry about. However, a decade-old system with repairs piling up is a different story.
If you’re looking to save on cooling costs, there’s no better time to upgrade. In recent years, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technology made a major leap forward in the efficiency department. Making the switch from a 10-year-old AC system could reduce your cooling expenses up to 40 percent, a study from the US Department of Energy (DOE) found.
Deciding when to pull the plug on your current system is not always easy, and that’s okay. It’s a good practice to compare your repair costs with how much you’d spend on a replacement. If you’re still unsure, talk to one of our HVAC specialists at AirCo Mechanical, located conveniently in Round Rock. We’ll take a look and give you an honest, detailed assessment.
Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner
When your air conditioner is ready to bow out, it may tell you in several different ways. Here are some of the signs:
- Your home has higher humidity levels. The indoor evaporator coil cools your home by removing heat and humidity from the air. Sometimes, older units begin to lose this function, inviting unwanted moisture into your air supply. This could also be a symptom of a refrigerant leak. Either way, have a professional check it out as soon as possible. Humidity can lead to mildew and mold growth, which goes hand-in-hand with poor indoor air quality (IAQ).
- Your AC keeps breaking down. An air conditioner that needs frequent repairs has likely reached its expiration date. Instead of pulling out your checkbook for the next repair, it may be time to explore a new and more efficient option.
- You experience inconsistent or intermittent cooling. You don’t want a home that’s “kind of cool, sometimes.” If the air never seems to reach your thermostat setting, or you notice “hot spots,” it may mean your AC is ready to call it quits. Alternatively, this could mean you have leaky ductwork, so it’s a good idea to have our AirCo team check it out.
- Your energy costs have spiked. As cooling equipment ages, the internal parts begin to wear away. This means they work harder to cool your Texas home, sucking up more energy. That’s another reason why upgrading is so cost-effective.
Call AirCo Mechanical To Set Up Your AC Replacement Today
Whether you need a new cooling system, furnace, or boiler, AirCo Mechanical is ready to assist. We pair the most qualified technicians with the finest HVAC equipment on the market. Call our Round Rock, TX office today at 512-537-1234, or request service online.