Despite regular maintenance, service calls, and your best efforts, there may come a time when your air conditioner needs to be replaced. While you are pondering replacing your unit, you should also take the time to assess whether you want to upgrade your system.
Even if your current system is less than a decade old, check your system’s energy efficiency and compare it to newer units. They may have a better rating which can save you money!
While replacing (or even upgrading) your system, take the time to also have your ductwork inspected and serviced if necessary. Clean ductwork can help keep your home comfortable and your system operating efficiently.
Below are some of the most common signs that your air conditioner may need to be replaced:
Limited & lack of cool airflow
Suppose you start noticing a lack of cool airflow around the house and different areas of the house seem to have vastly different temperatures. Air conditioners often clogs in the piping/duckwork, which restricts the airflow. In that case, you should schedule a technician to come and determine whether your air conditioner needs to be replaced.
Typically, every air conditioner will have some moisture buildup, however when a great amount of leaking occurs around it and builds up it allows for water to form into a mold problem. If you see large amounts of leakage, contact us and it may be time to replace your air conditioner.
Grinding, squeaking, or chattering sounds shouldn’t be typically in your air conditioner, but the majority of air conditioners will have a slight operate noise that is faintly noticeable. Still, if you start noticing frequent unusual sounds, it may be time to discuss replacing your air conditioner.
A healthy air conditioner should be filtering clean and neutral smelling air. Suppose you start noticing strange smokey or burning smells around the house, in that case, you should schedule a technician to come and replace your air conditioner immediately.
As your air conditioner ages, you will notice an increase in utility bills as its efficiency begins to drop. If you see an unusual increase in costs, it may be time to replace your air conditioner.
If you are unsure what your upgrade and repair options are, give us a call to set up an appointment with one of our skilled technicians.