The summer heat will be here before you know it. Do you think your old, semi-decrepit air conditioning system is up to the challenge of one more year? If you’re even asking the question, then you probably already know the answer is “no.” We recommend getting on the schedule soon for an air conditioning replacement, or you may be stuck with a bigger problem down the road.
Air Conditioners Are Not Forever
People like to save money and get the most out of a piece of equipment before buying a new one. But just as there is no such thing as the “last pair of shoes you’ll ever need to own,” there is no such thing as a central air conditioner that will never need to be replaced. Especially in Texas summer weather, air conditioners undergo immense amounts of strain each year providing comfort. These are appliances that use powerful motors and fans and other mechanical parts that must operate for long hours at a time, often for days at a time.
Prompt AC Replacement Is Critical
When an AC is over 10 to 15 years old, it’s at the point where replacing it is an option. Combine that age with any of the following, and it’s probably time to get a new one:
- Rising energy costs
- Loud operation
- A drop in cooling capacity
- Repairs needed each year
- Hot spots in the house
Don’t let an AC simply drag on with these symptoms. You won’t be saving money by allowing it to keep going. For one, it costs more to run a dying air conditioner. You’ll waste money each time the unit turns on. For another, the air conditioner is at a high risk of a full breakdown, probably during the stress of one of the hottest days of the year. An emergency replacement is a big hassle, and you’ll be trapped in the heat for a long stretch even in a best-case scenario. You want to get ahead of the problem and be proactive rather than reactive.
It’s also smart to replace an AC before it suffers a complete failure because you can upgrade to a new system that has superior energy efficiency compared to your current unit, even when it was new. You’ll begin to save money and pay back the original installation cost as soon as the new air conditioner comes on.
We recommend you take advantage of the period before summer to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Spring Branch, TX. Just the same way you schedule maintenance in spring, getting a replacement during this season gives you plenty of time before the major heat arrives.
If you still feel uncertain about replacing your air conditioning system, you can rely on our team of experts to look over it. They’ll give you honest answers about whether repairs will still get the job done or if a new AC is the best way forward. Right now we’re offering 0% financing for up to 72 months on qualifying equipment—so there’s really a no better time for a replacement.
Your Comfort Is Our #1 Priority! Call Thayer Air Conditioning to learn more about air conditioning replacement for your house.