5 Signs That It’s Time for an AC Upgrade

Winter is finally, almost, in the rearview mirror. The weather is warming up, and baseball season is getting underway. There are only a few more months left of school. Before you know it, summer will be in full swing, bringing that old familiar sweltering heat and humidity back to the Atlanta area.

When it comes time to switch on your air conditioning system, can you be confident it’s going to provide an entire summer’s worth of comfort for your family? Now’s the time to assess your AC situation, so you don’t get caught with a defective cooling system during the Dog Days.

Your friends at Gagne Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help you determine if 2019 is the year for an AC upgrade. If you notice any of these red flags, you probably need to replace your air conditioner.

It’s Blowing Warm Air, or the Air Flow Is Weak

An air conditioner that’s not sufficiently cooling your living space is pretty useless, and it’s probably causing you frustration and driving up your energy bills. Why suffer when a new AC unit will solve all those problems in one fell swoop?

It’s Leaking 

Some condensation is to be expected, but if you notice puddles around your air conditioner, or if it’s constantly dripping, that could be a sign of a refrigerant leak. Don’t wait until it becomes a health hazard or causes damage to your property. Get it checked out, ASAP.

It’s Making Strange Noises

A well-functioning AC system should not be banging, rattling, or squeaking excessively. It shouldn’t force you to turn up the television when it’s running. If it does, that’s a telltale sign there’s something amiss.

It’s More Than 10 Years Old

Air conditioners typically last between 10 and 15 years, and if yours falls into that category, springing for a new, more modern system might help you cool your home more efficiently and avoid costly repairs down the road. 

It’s Costing You Too Much Money!

Speaking of repairs, if you’ve become well acquainted with your area air conditioning specialists in recent years, making frequent calls to get your unit fixed, it’s probably time to ask them for a full upgrade. Or, if you notice that your energy bills have been creeping up, a new high-efficiency system could be a sound investment, conserving costs and improving the overall air quality in your home.

Ready to take the plunge on a new home cooling system? The experts at Gagne Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help you upgrade your AC system before summer hits. Learn more about why you should choose Gagne Heating & Air Conditioning for your next AC upgrade: