Why It’s Necessary to Upgrade an Old AC

April 12, 2016
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Your Gilmer, Texas, home feels cool enough, so you don’t think you have anything to worry about. However, if you’ve had your AC for more than a decade, it could be costing you more than you realize. An old air conditioner is likely to be very inefficient, resulting in higher utility bills. Additionally, hanging on to an old system could be affecting your air quality and your health. These and other reasons prevent convincing arguments that you should never hesitate to upgrade an old AC.

A Variety of Problems

An AC that needs to be replaced will show clear signs of problems. Inefficient cooling is what most persons are concerned about. Even if your home feels comfortable now, as the Texas heat and humidity continue to rise, your AC might not be able to keep up. Other common problems experienced when an AC is old include the following:

  • It becomes harder to heat rooms evenly
  • It is difficult to reduce high humidity levels
  • You notice strange odors every time the AC cycles on
  • Electrical problems caused by frayed wiring
  • Increased difficulty managing dust throughout the home

These problems can lead to even more serious concerns if not addressed in time. Fire, mold, and water leaks can damage your home.

You might not look forward to paying for a new unit but considering the problems and expenses associated with an old AC, an upgrade will be worth it in the long run.

Trust Your HVAC Expert

During routine service or preventive maintenance your HVAC technician will take a comprehensive look at your system. A qualified and trustworthy technician can provide valuable advice. There comes a time when repairs are no longer cost-effective. Sometimes a part replacement will do the trick. But an old AC loses efficiency over time so you will be looking at replacement soon, anyway.

If you experience frequent breakdowns and pay a lot each year for repairs, it would make sense to replace your system. When you are ready to upgrade your air conditioning system or if you are not sure a replacement is warranted call the experts at JD’s A/C today at (903) 759-7483.

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