Let’s fast forward to next summer. It feels like 110 degrees outside and, true to Louisiana summers, the humidity is at 100 percent. Then the worst of the worst happens: your air conditioning unit breaks down.

Now you have to try to schedule an appointment during the busiest time of the year, and it could easily be days before you can get one of our Trouth Air Conditioning team members to your door. Don’t you wish you had replaced your air conditioning now? 

When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

How do you know if your air conditioner needs to be replaced? Generally, air conditioning units last about 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.

Additionally, there are other telltale signs to let you know you should be in the market for a new air conditioner. If you find yourself having to call in the repair person every year (or sooner) and the bill isn’t cheap, buying a new air conditioner during the off-season could save you more money in the long run. 

Even if you aren’t having a lot of problems, if you haven’t replaced your air conditioning unit in over 15 years, you should probably start looking for an upgrade. The unit could have trouble cooling off the house without you even knowing. While you might not be spending a lot of money on repair bills, you can save more money on energy costs with a new system. 

Perks of Buying in the Off-Season

Besides the obvious time constraints Trouth Air Conditioning might have during the summer, there are plenty of other perks for buying a new system during the winter. 

1. You’re not in a rush.

Buying a new air conditioner should not be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It’s an investment that will keep you and your family comfortable for over a decade, so you should really take the time and decide which one is right for you. If you wait to replace an old or broken air conditioning unit, you run the risk of having to make a quick and potentially rash decision. 

2. Get an installation based on your schedule.


During the winter, you can have the luxury of taking your time with your decision and having more options for appointments that fit your schedule. You don’t have to worry about taking off work early or postponing other plans to wait at your Lake Charles home for the air conditioning repair person.

3. Labor costs are less.

During the summer months, all air conditioning companies are in high demand, so their costs of labor go up. As they get less and less busy, costs of labor go down, so you pay less overall for the installation of a new air conditioner. 

Request an Estimate Today

If you think now is a good time to replace your air conditioning unit while you can, get an estimate with us at Trouth Air Conditioning today. We can help you find the right system for your family. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call one of our team members here in the Lake Charles, LA, area at 337-527-8683 or request service online today.