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Why You Shouldn’t Get a New AC This Summer


Any major purchase can make someone second guess themselves, so the team at Willard Cooling, Heating, Plumbing, & Electrical wants to ensure you are completely confident when it comes time to replace your air conditioner. You may be thinking of getting a new system for better comfort, fewer repairs, and more energy efficiency savings. Whatever the reason may be, there could be an easier way than dropping money on an entirely new appliance.

Old AC Problems

All furnaces and air conditioners go through normal wear and tear. It’s the care that homeowners invest in their systems that varies the lifespan of each unit. A new system that isn’t maintained might lead to a breakdown before an older system that is very well maintained.

The following issues are common reasons why homeowners push for a more advanced system sooner than necessary:

  • Uneven cooling or a lack of cool air
  • Frequent repairs
  • Loud noises and weird odors
  • High energy bill

While all of these problems are more than a little frustrating, we urge you not to lose hope for your current system! A simple assessment can tell us what the real problem is, which will likely be a lot less expensive than a complete replacement. Our cooling experts have seen it all and can let you know whether your AC is too far gone.

All It Takes Is a Little Maintenance

The one issue that’s likely the cause of your troubles is a lack of maintenance. Homeowners lead busy lives, so, understandably, a couple of things slip through the cracks now and then. However, maintenance for your HVAC system should be like getting your oil changed in your car: it takes a little bit of time out of your day, but it’s better for your system in the long run.

Without scheduling annual maintenance, you’ll experience more and more problems as your system ages. The worn components can’t keep up with the sweltering Texas heat.

For instance, your air conditioner belt loosens and cracks over time, leading to loud squealing and uneven cooling. What may seem like a reason to dump your old AC unit can probably be resolved with a belt replacement.

Additionally, HVAC maintenance gives you back control of your home in other ways.

Kiss Your New AC System Goodbye

With regular maintenance, you’ll wonder why you ever considered upgrading your air conditioner. Taking care of your system leads to even more savings than cutting back on repairs. When one of our techs performs a tune-up, not only will your system cool your home better, but it will also run more efficiently.

If you want a more efficient system, your first step should be annual maintenance. Otherwise, you will lose out on all the benefits a properly functioning AC has to offer.

Willard Cooling, Heating, Plumbing, & Electrical techs are highly skilled in assessing and resolving homeowners’ needs. We can give you an understanding of when it’s time to replace your system if necessary. Plus, we know the best upgrade options for any home.

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