A good air conditioning system should last a long while (10+ years) when it’s been professionally installed, even longer if it’s maintained properly. In this part of Texas (Houston, Katy, Sealy), air conditioning units are always pushed to the limit when summer temperatures rise. Deep into summer, humidity seems to take over and your AC works extra hard. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your old one for a newer model. What should you consider when making the decision?
What should you consider when making the decision?
The biggest factor when considering air conditioning replacement is how well your current system functions. If you’ve had it for a long time and your system isn’t running like it used to, you may want to consider installing a new system, although that may not be necessary if you’ve maintained it well and it’s functioning efficiently. Look for signs that your current system isn’t doing its job, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Your home doesn’t seem to be cool enough, so you’re constantly adjusting your thermostat to find a comfortable temperature.
- Your house feels humid, almost like you are outside, even when your air conditioning is running.
- Your air conditioning is noisier than usual, which may indicate a problem with the cooling coil or another major piece of equipment.
- You need to have your air conditioning serviced with increasing frequency, or your system requires multiple expensive repairs.
- Your electric bills are going up, especially in the summer, even though you’re not using any appliances more than normal.
- You have older or outdated equipment that doesn’t keep up with your current needs.