How to Know When Your AC Needs to be Replaced

August 29, 2016

Autumn is arriving quickly and your air conditioner has survived another cooling season. But making it through this summer doesn’t promise it will keep its cool the next time temperatures rise. Here are common indicators that your air conditioner may be on its way out.

Not keeping your cool

Your air conditioning equipment is meant to keep you cool and comfortable on the hottest days, so if you’re A/C is not keeping your home cool (and you’re not comfortable) there’s possibly a problem. There are a lot of situations where your air conditioner might quit cooling – compressor failure, a wrong calibrated thermostat, or a refrigerant leak. Depending on the issue, it may be best to just let go of your little engine that could, and purchase a newer, more energy-efficient air conditioner – hopefully one that keeps your home cool.

More Frequent Repairs

If you’re calling for air conditioner repairs every summer, it may be time to give it up and buy a new one. Frequent air conditioning repairs are a good signal that your air conditioning system is starting to breakdown and you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of soaring temperatures with a sweltering hot home.

Rise in Energy Bills

If you see a jump in your HVAC bills that could be a sign that something is not right. If your AC is working too much overtime, it could result in you working overtime to afford it, and it could be a better choice for you to buy a more energy-efficient AC that can easily lessen your peak season cooling payments.

Drop in Air Flow

If your air flow isn’t as powerful as it used to be, it could be a sign that your air conditioning system is on its way out. Take a look at your home’s air filters to make sure they are not in need of replacing and, if not, call a technician to help determine the problem.

Constantly Starting Up

If your system is continuously running, particularly if it’s not producing much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It could be something that’s easy to resolve with a seasonal tune-up, but it could also be a signal that your system has to work harder to cool your home and that results in wasted energy and wasted money.

Weird Noise

If your AC starts producing strange noises, there may be a problem. Higher pitched noises might mean a problem with one of the motors. Rattling noises could mean a part got loose. Don’t take any chances. Call a professional to take a look and decide if it’s a complication worth repairing or if it is going to end up being an ongoing issue.

Signs of Aging

As it is with everything (and everyone), the more something has aged, the weaker it eventually gets. Is your air conditioner not cooling like it did five years ago? Are some rooms cooler or warmer than others? Is it taking a larger amount of time to cool your home? These can be common signals of an aging air conditioner. If your air conditioner is having a hard time and is getting close to or over 10 years in age, call Falso Service Experts and 315-313-6531 for a complimentary in-home estimate and ask about our current discounts on energy-efficient air conditioners.

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