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AC Replacement – It’s Now or Never

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There’s nothing worse than a broken AC in Boca Raton, especially when temperatures are at their highest. The best way to prevent this is by repairing or replacing your AC before the weather becomes too unbearable to survive without one. The Boca Raton weather is unique because it’s both humid and the temperatures are high. You’ll need your AC unit to work extra hard during the warmer months. It’s time to prepare your home for the warmer temperatures! Here are some signs that you are in desperate need of an AC replacement and a few tips to help you choose the right AC unit.

Signs That Your AC Needs Replacement

An ineffective AC can be easy to spot if you know what to look out for. Although there are many signs that your AC needs replacement, the most common signs of AC wear and tear are:

  1. Age
    Is your AC older than 10 years? If it is then it’s time to replace it, sooner rather than later. The average AC unit lasts 10 years and those that survive past that are not as effective as they should be. An old AC unit can cost you a lot of money as the unit will have to work harder to produce cool air and that can result in high utility bills. Older AC units are also more prone to damage and need constant repair. Replacing your AC can cost you less in the long run and lower your carbon footprint.
  2. Leakage
    If you’re noticing leakage inside your home that is because of your AC, it can be a sign that it’s time to find a replacement. Under normal circumstances your AC will only be leaking water outside of your home from time to time. When leakage is spotted inside, it is best to contact an AC technician as dampness can cause mold which is dangerous for your and your family’s health.
  3. Noise
    AC units are supposed to be seen and not heard. Although your unit should be making faint humming sounds, the moment it makes squeaky or loud noises it may be time for a newer model. The noises can be an indication that your unit is broken or not functioning as designed. This problem may be fixed with a quick AC repair, but often it’s a sign that your AC will be acting up some more in the future. Frequent repairs are costly and could see you spending more money than you need to be.
  4. Temperature
    When you enter your home, you should be leaving the Boca Raton heat outside. If it still feels as if you’re outside when you’re not, it’s time for an AC replacement. Your unit should be releasing noticeable cool air a few minutes after you switch it on. If it’s taking a lot longer to get to the temperature you desire or it’s not getting there at all, your current AC system may require replacement.

Choosing the Right AC Unit

The right replacement is one that suits your budget and lifestyle, but it’s more complicated than that. Choosing the right AC unit for your home depends on your needs as well as duct size and many other factors. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offers a selection of AC units that are bound to meet your cooling needs. The selection includes new technology that’s eco-friendly and more efficient than ever before.

Getting cooler has never been easier. Contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric today for all you AC replacement needs!