Air conditioning is a necessity in the heat of a Lexington, SC summer. The last thing you want is for your AC unit to meet its demise unexpectedly in 90-degree temperatures. Here are the following three signals that will help you know when it’s time for an air conditioning replacement.

When Repairs Become Too Frequent Or Costly

Ideally, annual maintenance — along with an occasional repair — is enough to keep your system functioning correctly. If you find that you’re calling our service techs multiple times a year, it’s a good indication that your system has reached retirement age, especially if it is out of warranty. A helpful guideline is if AC repairs cost or exceed 50 percent of the price of a new AC installation, it’s time to replace your unit.

When Efficiency Falls by the Wayside

Your air conditioner is prone to lose efficiency as it ages. Higher fuel bills, inconsistent cooling, and dwindling airflow are among the signs that indicate a decline in efficiency. In these situations, air conditioning replacement might be more economical, particularly when geothermal and other energy-efficient technological advancements are available.

When Your Lifestyle Changes

Life constantly changes, and what worked in the past might now need tweaking or adjusting. A job involving long hours or frequent travel makes a good case for home automation. Empty nesters who have unused bedrooms could benefit from the targeted zoning that comes with a ductless AC installation. A room addition to adapt to a growing family or accommodate aging parents also is a good reason to explore ductless.

If you’re noticing any of these signs of a declining air conditioner, it’s time to check out our air conditioning replacement services or call (803) 567-1858. Our goal is to keep Lexington, SC residents comfortable, and we’d rather do that in a planned, orderly manner instead of under emergency situations.