North Texas might be getting a break from triple digit temperatures, but that doesn’t mean your air conditioner is off the hook! Your AC is still putting in some hard work to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. But how do you know if your system is on its last leg? Take a look at these tips to help you decide if it’s time to replace your AC unit.
It’s harder to cool your home
This one might seem obvious, but if it keeps getting warmer in your home then it’s time to get your air conditioning system checked out. An uncomfortable home could mean a problem with your system or even an incorrectly sized system. You might also notice some rooms in your home that never seem to get as cool as other rooms. This could also be because of a problem with your unit. Strittmatters’ expert technicians can identify what is causing these problems and get your home back to a comfortable temperature in no time.
Something seems strange with your system
Does something seem off with your system? This can come in a couple different forms. You might start noticing noises coming from your unit. Banging, grinding, or high-pitched sounds coming from the unit can be signs of trouble. And sounds might not be the only thing! If you notice a strange smell coming from the vents in your home, it can mean that the wire insulation has burned out or mold has started growing. Both of these issues can lead to serious problems and should be addressed immediately!
Your energy bill keeps going up
It’s normal for your energy bill to increase a little in the summer since you are using more energy to run your AC. But does it seem to be higher than last year? Or does it continue to rise and seem higher than usual? It could be an AC issue costing you more money!
Your system is more than 10-12 years old
A well maintained air conditioning system can last up to 15 years! But if you are experiencing problems with your unit past 10-12 years, it’s time to start thinking about replacing the system.
You’re facing costly repairs
If something does go wrong with your system, it’s a good idea to weigh the cost of repairs against the costs of a new system. Consider the cost of previous breakdowns and the age of the system. If the cost of the repair could cover most of the cost of a new system, it makes financial sense to look into replacing the system instead of just repairing it.
If you think you are seeing any of these signs in your air conditioner, don’t wait! Call Strittmatters and we will send out an expert technician to inspect your system. Our highly trained professionals can diagnose problems to repair or make recommendations for replacing the system. Give us a call at (940) 566-1122 to set up your appointment or ask questions.
Stay cool, everyone!