Before summer starts, make sure that your air conditioner is prepared for the intense San Antonio heat. If you think it isn’t… then perhaps now is the time to consider replacing it.

We realize this is a big step to take. If repairs are still a viable option to keep your air conditioner running efficiently for a few more years, you should schedule them. However, there are times when an AC will start sending you signals that it is no longer worth repairs and maintenance and should instead retire to the HVAC afterlife. We’ll look at three common warnings you may encounter during these waning days of spring that you need air conditioning replacement in San Antonio, TX.

If you’re unsure about your AC’s life expectancy, call Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating.

Our skilled technicians will help you find out if a new installation is your best option for keeping your home cool and your electrical bills under control.

3 signs you need to install a new AC

  1. Elevated utility bills: Whenever you notice a sudden rise in your power bills because of the air conditioner, it’s usually something that a targeted repair can remedy. But when electrical bills begin to gradually rise and no maintenance or repairs reverse the trend, the air conditioner has probably aged past the point of no return and it’s more cost-effective to replace it than continue paying higher bills until the system breaks down.
  2. Noisy operation: You are familiar with the hum and whir of the fans and compressor of an air conditioner; it’s part of the soundtrack of summer. But when loud mechanical sounds continually interrupt the white noise of an AC, they indicate a level of wear and tear that repairs will rarely be able to fix. Call for a repair technician to see if anything can be done, or if you should scrap the system and install a new one.
  3. Numerous repairs: Air conditioners require the majority of repairs during their last two years of service, so when you start making regular calls to AC professionals to fix your cooling system, it means that it is rapidly running out of time. If you must spend more than $500 a year to keep your air conditioner working, then it is unnecessarily wasting money. Replacing it is a less expensive long-term solution.

Keep the age of your air conditioner in mind: if it has exceeded the manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, any of the above signs should make it clear that it needs replacement. (Even if the AC shows no indication of failure, you should probably have it replaced if it is a year older than its estimated lifespan.)

For over 25 years, Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating has aided homeowners in San Antonio, TX with air conditioning replacement. We will assist you with every step of the process, from the choice to replace through the annual maintenance that will keep the AC working for many summers to come.

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