As air conditioning experts, we have maintained, serviced, repaired, and installed countless air conditioning units. This extensive experience has given us an unfair advantage over other companies when it comes to being able to know what your air conditioner needs. (You could almost say we are “air conditioner whisperers”.)

With that in mind, we thought we would share our expertise with you on one of the most difficult cooling decisions homeowners have to make: replacing your air conditioner. Although your air conditioner does not really talk, it does communicate with you. Here are several circumstances where your air conditioner may be telling you, “It is time to replace me.”

After 10 years of age

“Sure, if I was a human I would still be a ‘spring chicken’. Alas, I am not. We had a great run, you and I, but all good things must come to an end. My newer brothers and sisters can offer you much better reliability and energy efficiency. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR, by replacing me with a newer air conditioning unit, you could save on your cooling costs by up to 40%.”

When energy bills spike

“So, you just opened your summer cooling bill and it is much higher than last year? Sorry about that. I wish I could help it, but I just cannot. My parts are beginning to wear out so my energy efficiency is suffering. I was never as efficient as newer air conditioners, but now it is just embarrassing. Do us both a favor and upgrade me to a newer unit.”

Once repairs become constant

“I do all I can for you, I really do. But there is a time limit to my usefulness. I have had so many repairs that I feel like I am not even completely myself. I really hate to say this, but maybe it is time you and I parted ways. After all, you clearly want more from this relationship. You need someone you can rely on and I just cannot cool your home consistently anymore.” Even if you cannot hear it, your air conditioner is letting you know when it’s time for a new one, are you listening? If you need help interpreting your air conditioners signs or selecting a new efficient air conditioner, schedule an appointment online – we would be happy to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Bradbury Brothers services most of southern Montgomery County including The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah as well as northern Harris county including Cypress, Klein, Spring and Tomball. Visit our website at and check out our special offers.