Time for an air conditioner replacement?
No matter how hard you work to maintain it, your air conditioning system will eventually run its course. The challenge is knowing when that time comes. You don’t necessarily want to wait until the system busts. Reason being, it could bust in the middle of the summer and you and everyone else in your Dallas, TX home will suffer discomfort until an AC repairman shows up to fix it. So, to prep you for this possibility, here are four indications that it may be time for air conditioner replacement:
The AC Unit is over a decade old
Most air conditioning systems will perform optimally for around 10 years. This is case by case as maintenance and system types vary per home. However, the 10-year mark is a big one and it stands as a good mark for a homeowner to have the system checked out. Just because it has been in place for 10 years does not mean you are in need of an air conditioner replacement. It just means you should seek the advice of an expert. If the expert calls for a replacement then you should probably have the system replaced. If he/she says the system is still in good shape then that is great news and you can wait an additional year to have it checked.
Repairs and check-ups are becoming more frequent
Obviously, constant repairs are a sign of a failing AC unit. There comes a point when you will want to save money in the long run by paying for an air conditioner replacement rather than continuing to pay for repairs. This is especially true if you’re paying for repairs to an integral part of the system. Repairs to the compressor or condenser, for example, can be costly. The repair could last for a while, though, any follow-up issues may call for a replacement.
Excessive dust is accumulating in your home
Whether you become aware by sight or by frequent sneezing, an unusual buildup of dust within your Dallas, TX home is another sign for air conditioner replacement. It could signal for a simple air filter change, but, the worst-case scenario is your AC system is not cycling properly. This can affect the temperature of your home, but also the health of its inhabitants. Those with allergies or asthma could certainly be affected.
The AC unit has become noisy
This one is a bit more obvious. If you find that your air conditioning unit has become annoyingly noisy then that’s likely a sign of something bad. Check for obstructions in both the indoor and outdoor units (especially the outdoor one). If nothing seems out of the ordinary from your perspective, have an AC professional inspect the system to determine what is causing the annoyance.
Those four indications should at least alert you to a possible air conditioner replacement. If in fact you do need a new system, AC Repair Garland can help. Actually, we can help with practically any AC task, whether it be replacement, repair, installation or tune-up. Contact AC Repair Garland today at (469) 229-7740! Also, please visit our company blog for additional helpful AC related information.