Is your AC Ready for the Hot Summer?

Posted on: May 10, 2016

OKC Summer

The weather is starting to heat up around OKC. If your air conditioner struggled through last season, now is a good time to consider replacing it before the hot summer rolls in.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your AC

Did your AC unit require multiple repairs last season? If your system is nearing the end of its useful life and you find that you need to continually call for service, it is more cost-effective to invest in a new AC unit.

Does your air conditioner keep your home cool enough? This could be something as simple as a small refrigerant leak or a malfunctioning thermostat. However, depending upon the age of your system, this could be a sign that your AC’s compressor, condenser or evaporator is nearing its last legs. It is usually wiser to replace with a new unit for this type of repair than invest in an older unit.

Were you afraid to open last summer’s electric bills? The older your AC gets, the less energy efficient it will become. This is not only because of age, but because as newer units are manufactured, they continue to become more energy efficient. You could save up to 40 percent off your OKC cooling costs by switching to a new AC unit.

Is your AC making loud or squealing noises? If you are hearing noises such as squeals, scrapes or vibrations, it could only be a small repair, but it could also be that your air handler’s motor is on its way out. This is a costly repair, which again, is not very cost-efficient if your AC is an older system.

Advantages to a New AC Installation

Once you decide to proceed with a new AC installation for your OKC home, the process is pretty simple. Airco Service will evaluate your home to determine its proper cooling load. This will determine the size unit your home needs to cool it efficiently. While switching to a new AC will save on your electric bill, it is also good for the environment being it will use environmentally friendly Puron.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for replacing your AC, contact Airco Service today.

Now is a good time to replace your aging or failing AC system before summer begins. This will help keep your OKC home cool this season without worrying about a breakdown.