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Signs It’s Time to Change Your AC

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Signs It’s Time to Change Your AC

To install or not to install a new AC unit—that is the question haunting thousands of household decision-makers. Deciding to invest in a new AC unit may incur costs and a lot of uncertainty. Luckily, air conditioners will always tell you it’s time to say goodbye. 

Making big decisions about your AC system is daunting, especially if you don’t know what could foreshadow your system’s demise. But the key to understanding when it’s time to change your air conditioner is looking out for these tell-tale signs. At Precision Air, our technicians want to ensure you know how to make the right call about your cooling system. Here’s our list of signs it’s time to change your AC. 

Struggling to Cool

The summer months are finally here, and the temperatures are sizzling. But one horrifying realization might put a damper on summer fun: your AC is struggling to cool your home. An AC that cannot cool a home down in a couple of minutes could be a sign of trouble.

To assess if cooling dilemmas are a sign of worry, check the ductwork. Clogged ducts prevent cool airflow from making your home comfortable. But, if no clogs are in sight and the problems persist, it may be time to get a new AC system. 

Higher Bills

Is your unit struggling to keep up with the weather? This may be reflected in your power bill. It is normal for utility costs to fluctuate slightly, especially during months when the weather and temperature shift. However, a dramatic increase in your power bill may indicate that your AC is working too hard to keep your home comfortable. You’ll save more money in the long run by changing your AC unit than paying off high power bills. 

Getting Older

Certain things that age like fine wine—but not air conditioners. AC systems that are well-maintained typically last for a decade. So, if it’s been ten years since you first installed your AC unit, it may be time to lay it to rest. 

Frequent Repairs

Sometimes, you have to step back and assess the pros and cons of maintenance versus total replacement. Frequent repairs may not be worth it in the long run because the overall cost of constant repairs may eventually surpass the amount needed to purchase a new system. 

We know how stressful it can be to make major decisions about your AC unit. So when it comes to assessing the health of your air conditioning unit, the experts at Precision Air are ready to help. When determining your AC’s health, we can assist with diagnostics and potential systems installments. 

Our experts determine how to best approach your other AC and HVAC woes. Our services include essentials like routine maintenance, geothermal services, and more. We’re the trusted choice for all HVAC needs in Middle Tennessee. Contact us today for HVAC service in Murfreesboro, Nashville, and surrounding areas. 

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