When the weather heats up in Plano, your first line of defense against the sweltering temperature is your air conditioner. Your home’s AC keeps your living space comfortable and grants you a much-needed reprieve from the heat.

Your AC won’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to face the stress and devastation of an unexpected breakdown, especially during the dog days of summer. If your AC isn’t running as well as it used to, keep a lookout for these three signs that it’s time for a replacement:

1. Air Conditioner Isn’t Making Cold Air

An air conditioner producing hot or lukewarm air is one of the most noticeable signs that something is wrong with your cooling system. While the problem may be an easy fix, such as simply adding refrigerant, there’s also a possibility that something more serious is going on. We’ll inspect the unit to let you know what the issue is and offer the best solution. If the repair is expensive, you may want to consider a replacement instead.

2. Airflow Is Weak or Nonexistent

If you’re getting cold air but the airflow is weaker than it used to be, you could have a problem on your hands. Typically, this means that your AC’s compressor or vents are blocked or damaged. Repairs are often pricey, so replacement may be the better option if your AC is reaching the end of its lifespan anyway.

3. Unit Is Leaking or Covered in Moisture

It’s normal for air conditioners to have some condensation buildup, but it shouldn’t be excessive or produce visible leaks. Leaks can damage your floors and lead to mold growth. Coolant leaks can pose a health risk to you and your pets. Call up our repair technicians ASAP.

Your Trusted Air Conditioner Installers

Air conditioner breakdowns are stressful, especially during the peak of summer in Plano. Fortunately, breakdowns can often be avoided by replacing your AC before it gets too old and unreliable. Here at Chrome Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ll help you choose the perfect AC from our lineup of leading brands. We’ll also provide timely installation and tune-ups. Plus, we offer expert plumbing and attic insulation services. Give us a call today to schedule your AC replacement!