Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Summer in Texas can be brutal. Not only do we have high temperatures to deal with, but the humidity can get crazy too, leading many Texans sweating and suffering through the long summer months. One crucial way to stay cool this summer is by upgrading your air conditioner. The cooling experts at Fresh Air HVAC will be happy to help you upgrade your cooling setup in the Lewisville, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Texas areas as well as all over the DFW Metroplex!.
1. Your Air Conditioner Won't Start
If you’re a/c isn’t running, that is a sure-fire way to know you’re due for an upgrade. Although repairs may be possible, if you’re a/c unit is old, damaged, or severely malfunctioning, now may be the time to consider an upgrade. One easy way to check you’re a/c is running is by checking the air vents throughout your home. Make sure that air is blowing throughout the home when you have the cooling set to AUTO or ON. If air is not blowing out the vents, that means your air conditioner isn’t running properly, and it may be time for an upgrade.
2. Thermostat Has Gone Blank
Another sign that may be a dead give-away is your thermostat. Digital thermostats require power and a connection to your indoor unit to function properly. Sometimes the thermostat screen will go blank as a precursor to a larger issue. Keep an eye on your thermostat’s display and call us at 469-363-4006 if you encounter any issues! We would love to repair your system or offer an upgrade ASAP.
3. Your Unit is Running All Day
Although it’s normal for your air conditioner to be working overtime in the summer, especially here in Texas, you must keep an eye on your unit. If you notice that it runs all day, even when it’s cool out, this may be a sign that it’s time to replace it. Older and inefficient units will have to work harder and run all day to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This causes a waste of energy, higher electricity bills, and has a negative affect on the environment.
4. You're Spending a Fortune on Repairs
If you notice that you’re spending a lot of your hard-earned money on repairs, that may be a sign that you’re due for an upgrade. Under normal operating conditions, and with regular maintenance, you can expect your air conditioner to last about 15 to 20 years. Due to the extreme heat here in Texas, a systems lifespan can be reduced significantly, especially if regular maintenance and repairs aren’t performed on time. If your system is reaching it’s final days, you may have to shell out a lot of cash fixing it constantly. That money can be better spent by investing in a new unit which will cool more efficiently, and reduce energy usage and therefore lower your electricity bill as a extra bonus.
5. Noisy Unit
Have you been kept awake by the constant buzzing and humming of you’re a/c unit? If so, it’s probably time to replace it. Compressors (the piece of equipment responsible for cooling the air) usually make noise when starting up and a slight hum when working under normal circumstances. As time goes on however, with age and if there are faulty parts, the compressor will start to make loud, annoying noise. Maybe it is working past its possibilities and trying to pull more voltage to keep up with the demanding temperatures. Or it could be faulty electrical current that is not giving it the power it needs.
Whatever the cause, one of our knowledgeable and experienced technicians can help you find the perfect solution to the issue.
If you have experienced any of these signs of a failing system, it’s time for an upgrade. Give Fresh Air HVAC a call today at 469-363-4006 or contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help find the cooling solution that best fits your needs.