How Often Should I Replace My AC?

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As your unit gets older and you begin to see breakdowns from time to time, you may wonder when you should replace your AC. When you look at Energy Star, they recommend that you replace your AC unit every ten years. So, if you would want to follow the recommended, then you would need to replace your AC every ten to fifteen years.

It is expected for any type of mechanical equipment to wear out. If you are using it a lot, then it may wear out faster than its expected lifespan. A worn-out AC could also be the result of a poor installation or incorrect sizing. Another way that AC could wear out is because of the lack of annual maintenance. So, how do you know when it is time to replace your AC?

Fluctuating Humidity

One of the main jobs of your AC is to dehumidify your home as it cools it. If your home is beginning to feel muggy and humid, then it may be a sign that your AC isn’t performing as well as it used to. Some ways to know you have increased humidity in your home is to notice:

  • That your home feels muggy
  • There is moisture around your windows
  • There is mold growth in your home with no visible water leaks

If you notice these things, then it is time to talk to Houston Admiral. They can help you get an AC unit that will work for your home for an affordable price.

Size of Your Home

If the size of your home has changed through renovations, then chances are your AC unit can’t keep up. Changes to your home’s layout can affect the size of the AC unit you need. A small AC won’t be as effective in cooling your home and will wear out fast because it is overworking. Also, if your AC unit is too big, then it could short cycle. That can cause your AC to have a shorter lifespan.

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If you are looking to get a new AC, then chances are the expense is a bit of a shock. There are very few people who can afford a whole AC or HVAC unit out of pocket. However, if you need one and the one you need is out of your budget, then Houston Admiral can help. We can offer you financing for 48 months, no interest with approved credit.

That way, you can get the unit that will be the best fit for your home. Often when it comes to AC units, people will make long term sacrifices by purchasing a unit that doesn’t adequately fit their home or their needs. Avoid doing this by using our financing options. You can also talk to Houston Admiral about the services and units we offer by giving them a call at (281) 876-9400. Get the unit replacement you need by contacting Houston Admiral about their financing options.