When To Replace an A/C Unit

When 40,000 people in The Colony turn on their air conditioning for the first time during the first heat wave of summer, what do you think happens?

At least 400 of them, probably as many as 2,000 notice that their AC unit doesn’t work. Why? Because too many people let their air conditioners just sit during the cooler months, never performing any maintenance on them (whether DIY or calling a professional service).

Your air conditioning unit is, in some ways, like the human body. Lie around all winter doing nothing and then try to run a marathon come July 1 and what do you think would happen to your body?

That’s right, failing to prep your A/C before its “big race,” and just watch it collapse around mile 3 or so. You’ll then be calling your favorite local Colony A/C company…and you’ll be waiting in line – sweltering – while thousands of other homeowners with non-working AC units who also woke up one day early in the hot season, turned on their air conditioning unit and heard…nothing.

Depending on what’s causing the problem, it may be time to start thinking about replacing your air conditioning unit.

Read below for some tips to help you decide when it’s time to replace your unit rather than repair it.

  • Perhaps the biggest sign that it’s time to replace Old Chiller is the fact that it needs repairs pretty regularly. Seeing that the repairs are becoming more and more expensive probably is a sure sign it’s time to replace The Colony air conditioning unit in your home.
  • Your AC unit is getting up there in years. Most air conditioners are designed to last for about 10-12 years. If yours is older, it’s probably already showing signs of its age (the need for more repairs, as mentioned above). If your unit is more than 15 years old, it’s more than likely time to start shopping around for a new unit. Doing so actually could save you money because you won’t be handing checks to your favorite AC repair company as much. You’ll also most likely see a reduction in your electric bill (an older AC unit is less efficient, using more electricity to keep your home cool), better air quality in your home and you’ll also spew less carbon into the atmosphere.
  • How consistent is your aging AC unit in keeping the temperature constant? If you notice some pretty big inconsistencies, it may be time to replace your aging AC unit

AC Unit Cost

AC units today tend to cost between $3,000 for a basic central AC system, on up to $10,000 (for a top-of-the-line model for a larger home). These costs do not include installation by a reputable air conditioning company serving The Colony.

If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your aging unit, call upon one of The Colony’s most reliable and professional AC servicing companies, Lex Air Conditioning and Heating. Contact us today by phone or our online contact form.

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