AC-repair-maintenance-toolsWhen anything valuable in your home starts to show signs of wear and tear, you often hope it can be saved. But for something as important as an air conditioner, you can’t afford to wait to find out. For much of the year in Texas, an air conditioner is an essential item, unlike in other parts of the country where it is optional, and you need to find out quickly what can be done for your air conditioner.

Will it need to be repaired or replaced? The best way to find out is to call in a technician. If it can be repaired, then the longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. For now, learn about some of the reasons an air conditioner may require replacement sooner rather than later.

Have you spoken with a technician?

You may have landed on our article because you’ve already spoken with a technician who offered you one of two options. First, you could pay around a thousand dollars or so to repair the system. Second, you can replace your older air conditioner with a new one.

Sometimes, it’s important to get a second opinion. We’ve seen cases in which a technician from another company claimed an air conditioner needed replacement, only for one of our guys to determine it needed a new coil. But when you do confirm a repair will be quite costly, it’s probably not worth it!

Are you paying a lot to run or repair an older air conditioner?

Constantly repairing an older air conditioner means you only keep on patching up the system. In time, another original component will fail with it, and you will end up paying so much more over time. It makes more sense financially to replace a system all at once.

Besides, running an older system is likely reflected in your typically high energy bills. When you pay way too much each month to run a system that is 10-15 years old, it’s likely because it is nearing the end of its life.

Is your system the wrong size?

Unfortunately, this can lead to an air conditioner’s early demise. When an air conditioner is installed by someone without enough experience, it may end up being smaller or larger than is typically recommended for a home. That means that it can run into several problems, in both instances, and may become overworked—not to mention how much extra you’ll pay each month. In this case, there is no way to repair the system.

Do you have to act now?

After a seemingly endless summer, temperatures are finally starting to drop and fall seems to truly be here. Is it important to replace your air conditioner right now? Not exactly. However, it will make the process go a lot more smoothly.

If your system suffers weather-related damage, or if you’re not sure how it will run during next year’s heat, it’s time to replace ASAP. Technicians have more time available right now, and you’ll have time to make an informed decision, without worrying about an emergency breakdown.

For AC repair in Beaumont, TX, contact Air Services Unlimited for exceptional customer service!