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Why You Should Consider Replacing Your AC Before It Dies

If you live in Houston, you likely already know why you should consider replacing your AC before it dies. This part of Texas can get very warm in spring, summer, and even fall with daily highs in the summer reaching up to one hundred degrees or more on some days. Living in Houston without air conditioning is not a situation homeowners like to find themselves in which is exactly why you should consider replacing your AC before it dies.

Factors That Can Contribute To An AC System Giving Out

While not everyone is afforded helpful warning signs when a unit is on it its way to giving out, there are some simple things you can look for to know if you need to replace the AC system before it dies:

Age of the unit

Some AC systems may last as long as fifteen years, but most start showing signs of wear and tear after ten. If your system is older than ten years and is experiencing issues, it may be time to consider a system replacement.

High Humidity

A system that is working properly generally should not circulate air with a high humidity rate. If high humidity is becoming noticeable, chances are it is already wearing on the parts of the aging AC unit and may require a system replacement sooner rather than later.

Inconsistencies

While an air conditioner may run more on one day than another depending on the temperature outside and the desired temperature inside, a system that is struggling may show inconsistencies such as running more frequently or longer than it should, making unusual noises, or even emitting odd odors.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your AC Before It Dies

While most Houstonians don’t look forward to spending money on a new air conditioning unit, it’s important to remember that they are not designed to last forever. The odds are that most homeowners will buy at least one new air conditioning system in their lifetime.

However, there is good news. Sometimes by replacing your unit before it goes out, it may actually end up saving money. Here are the top five reasons why you should consider replacing your AC before it dies.

Not wanting to spend more money on parts than the cost of a new AC unit

As AC units get older, it is not uncommon for some of their parts to give out and require replacements. However, once an air conditioning unit reaches ten years old, it becomes increasingly susceptible to needing repairs—some of which can be expensive. Homeowners can choose to spend their money on parts for their ten year old unit, which generally goes out within the following five years anyway, or they may choose to put that money toward an entirely new unit.

Avoid higher energy bills caused by your air conditioning unit

Systems that are working constantly to keep a house cool is likely having trouble keeping up and can be one reason a homeowner sees an increase in their energy bills. If you have an older AC system that is being overworked, replacing an aging unit may lower your energy bills and save you money in the long run.

Not wanting it to feel hotter inside your house than it does outside

Veteran Houston residents know it takes only a couple of hours with no air conditioning for their homes to match or exceed the temperatures outside during the summer. By being able to spot the signs that an AC unit is wearing down and replacing it before it goes out, Houstonians may be able to beat the heat.

Avoid paying extra for emergency services rates for a new unit

Air conditioning systems often go out at the most inconvenient moments, and if it happens after regular business hours or on the weekend, some repairs or unit replacements can be more expensive. Replace your aging AC unit before it comes to that to avoid emergency service charges.

Having more control over your household finances

Most homeowners find proactively purchasing a new AC system more budget friendly than buying that same system reactively. When planning the purchase of an AC unit, clients generally have more options when it comes to scheduling it around other upcoming expenses. When reactively purchasing a system, it can come at a time when the budget is already tight and may even cost extra if it involves emergency services.

If you are wondering about replacing your AC before it dies, consider reaching out to a reputable air conditioning company to evaluate your system and answer any questions you may have. American Services is standing by and is ready to help you with your air conditioning needs.

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