Summer Is Near – Is it Time to Replace Your AC?

As summer quickly approaches in Las Cruces, NM, it’s important to take a close look at your air conditioner to determine if it’s going to last. AC units can show many signs that they’ve reached the end of their lifespan. There are a few signs to look for to determine if it’s time to replace the appliance.

Higher AC Energy Bills

You may notice that your energy bills continue to increase even if you haven’t been using the air conditioner more than normal. Higher energy bills are a sign your air conditioner may not be operating as smoothly. If the system is more than 10 years old, it can use more energy working harder to keep the home cool compared to an updated model for your home.

Warm Spots in the Home

One of the most common signs it’s time to replace your air conditioner is if there are certain areas of the house that just don’t get as cool anymore. You may also notice some rooms are cooler than others.

Frequent AC Repairs

Although performing repairs on the central air conditioner system from time to time is common, repairs shouldn’t be needed on a consistent basis. If you notice that you’re calling a technician to fix the AC every few months, then it’s time to upgrade to a new system. Although it may cost a few thousand dollars to purchase a new air conditioner, the money you save on repairs plus your monthly energy bill savings will be worth the cost.

Unusual Sounds

Older AC units that are on their last leg are prone to making unusual sounds as they work hard to operate. Grinding and squeaking sounds indicate the system needs repair or has reached the end of its lifespan.

If you notice a few main red flags with your air conditioner, then it’s time to consider purchasing a new model for your home. Call us at Sun City Plumbing & Heating to schedule an appointment. We can assess your air conditioner and if needed, make recommendations on a new system installation.

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