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5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your AC

July 21, 2022 | Blog

Not sure if you should go ahead with that AC repair or replace the whole system? If you are looking to replace your air conditioner or are wondering what to consider when doing so, then we are here to help!

Here at Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are here to provide expert advice on what to look out for in regards to AC replacement.

Common Signs Air Conditioner Needs To Be Replaced

You Have an Older AC

The air conditioner’s life expectancy is typically 10 years. If you give your unit routine maintenance and check-ups then it should last you at least that much time. Unfortunately, your unit can not last forever and it’s best to hang up the gloves before you waste money on constant repairs.

If your unit has surpassed the 10-year AC lifespan then it may be best to go ahead and invest in a replacement.

High Energy Bills

This issue is one of the most obvious ways to recognize that there’s an issue with your air conditioner. When the bill comes and your seeing prices catapult to ridiculous heights then it becomes clear that there is a problem.

Whatever is causing your unit to struggle, the more it strains itself it will use energy. The abundance of energy used will add up and cost you much more than usual. However, this issue is typically caused by debris within your unit. This is a major red flag for homeowners to consider replacing their air conditioner.

Unusual Noises

Have you ever had a gruesome tummy ache? Sometimes it can sound like a grizzly bear is hanging out in your stomach. If you begin to hear similar noises coming from your AC, then you know there is an issue.

Many times the issue can derive from a clogged unit full of debris and dirt. Although it can be solved through repairs, some units require replacement.

Frequent Maintenance

As happy as our team of experts is to see you while providing our services, you should not have to call us that frequently. Those frequent repairs, as you can imagine, are very expensive and they add up. If your AC is constantly breaking down and is requiring repair then it may be time to consider a replacement.

Oftentimes a unit that is constantly requiring repairs will ultimately cost you more than replacing it with a new one.

Humid Air

You should feel comfortable in your home with a functional AC. But when your unit is not operating at full capacity then humidity can be an issue.

If you have walked into a room and felt the temperature feel different than other rooms, then your AC is not cooling your home evenly. This is a clear way to tell that not only is there an issue with your air conditioner but you may need to consider a replacement.

Contact Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing For AC Installation!

If you have decided to replace your air conditioner and get a new installation, then give our team at Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call today. We are also providing air conditioning services in Leesville on behalf of Southern Air!

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