Air conditioners have an average life of 10 to 15 years. Proper maintenance of your AC system can help get it to a maximum lifespan, but you will have to replace it eventually. The following are the signs it is time to replace the air conditioner in your Florence, MS home.

Increased Energy Consumption

The average household spends about 50% of its energy bills on operating HVAC systems. This can increase if you are relying on inefficient systems. As they age, air conditioners become less efficient because of the increased wear and tear on the components.

If you have noticed an increase in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage, it may be time to replace your AC. An efficient system can reduce your energy costs.

Frequent Repairs

Air conditioners will occasionally require professional repair services. However, if your system is constantly breaking down, it’s a sign it’s close to the end of its lifespan.

As the system gets older, it may be harder to get replacement parts, which can make the repairs more expensive. It may be wise to replace the system is the cost of repairs approach 50% of the cost of a new system.

Strange Odors

You may notice a burning smell when you turn on your air conditioner for the first time after long periods without use. This quickly dies after some minutes and is often due to the accumulation of dust on the components. If an unpleasant smell lasts as long as the AC is working, it indicates an underlying problem.

A musty smell could be because of the growth of biological contaminants in the ductwork and other components. Besides the foul odor, these contaminants can further reduce air quality by releasing spores, which can trigger allergic reactions. If this growth is extensive, it may need to replace the system.

Replacing your air conditioner is a smart move toward ensuring consistent indoor comfort. Don’t let a failing system drain you financially because of frequent repairs. Contact us at Hux Air Conditioning for the installation or replacement of your cooling system.

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