We’ve all been there – something in the house breaks, and you aren’t sure if you should put the money out to get it checked out and serviced or just spend a little more to get an entirely new appliance. It’s one thing if this is a TV or a coffee maker – but it’s an entirely different decision when it comes to your home’s air conditioner. If you’re still stuck on what to do, check out these common indicators that it’s time for an AC replacement.
When your AC is 10+ years old
If you can’t remember when your AC unit was replaced, it’s probably time to replace it. A decade is a long time for a unit to cool off your home, especially with our hot Texas summers. So if it’s been over 10 years, it’s time for an AC replacement.
It keeps breaking down
If you notice that you have to keep fixing little (or even big) things here and there on your AC unit, it may be time to call a professional for a replacement. The amount you spend to fix all of the ‘little’ issues may end up being able to cover a large portion of a new unit. Having a professional AC company inspect your AC unit and offer advice can help with your peace of mind.
Your costs are going up
When you start to notice that your utility bill is increasing but you aren’t changing any habits at home, you may need to look into why the bill is increasing. If your AC isn’t working properly or efficiently anymore, it can end up costing you a lot of money without you even noticing. Calling a company like Champion AC to talk about AC replacement and AC installation services should be your next step.
So if you’re still stuck on what to do, call Champion AC to get hands-on service and advice from a professional. We can help you make the right AC repair vs. replace decision for your family’s needs.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.