3 Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner is making odd noises or you notice other problems, you could need a new system for your Mount Pleasant, Texas, home. For example, a homeowner might notice that his or her house is too hot, even though the AC system sounds like it’s running constantly. A broken compressor can cause this. In many cases, upgrading your HVAC system is less expensive over time than dealing with costly repairs frequently. Here are some common signs you need a new air conditioner:

Your AC System is Old

Most air conditioners last from 10 to 15 years. You shouldn’t pay for a complex repair when your system is near the end of its life.

Newer air conditioners use a refrigerant called R-410A. It won’t harm the environment by depleting the ozone layer. All production of R-22, the refrigerant for older systems, will stop in 2020 to prevent damage to the planet’s atmosphere. Getting a new air conditioner now will give you plenty of time to consider your options.

Your Home Feels Uncomfortable

If you have the following issues, you might need a new air conditioner:

  • Your AC system operates at a loud volume.
  • You hear banging, rattling or whistling sounds.
  • You smell musty odors.
  • There’s a lot of dirt and dust in your home.

You might also have a leak in your ductwork or in the unit itself. Have your air conditioner checked by a professional to find out if you should replace it.

Your Utility Bills are High

Air conditioners and other appliances become less efficient as they get older. Many mechanical problems can also waste energy. A new air conditioner will use less power than an older unit. Upgrading your air conditioner can help you save money and reduce your utility bills over time.

Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. has decades of air conditioning experience. We can help you install a variety of HVAC equipment. To find out if you need a new air conditioner, call us at 903-285-6550 for outstanding service from our experts.

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