How to Know When Your AC Needs to be Replaced

August 29, 2016

Autumn is coming soon and your AC has outlived another summer. But making it through this summer doesn’t promise it will keep its cool the next time the heat is upon you. Here are common signs that your air conditioner may be on its last legs.

Not cooling well

Your AC system is meant to keep you cool and comfortable on the hottest days, so if you’re A/C is not keeping your family cool (and you’re unable to get comfortable) there’s likely a problem. There are several situations where your air conditioner might quit cooling – compressor failure, a wrong calibrated thermostat, or a refrigerant leak. Once you know the problem, it may be better to just let go of your little engine that could, and purchase a newer, more energy-efficient AC – hopefully one that keeps you cool.

More Frequent Repairs

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

Rise in Energy Bills

If you see a rise in your AC bills that could be an indication that something is amiss. If your air conditioner is working extreme overtime, it could end up causing you to work overtime to afford it, and it may be a better option for you to buy a more energy-efficient AC that can easily reduce your peak season utility payments.

Less Air Flow

If your air isn’t blowing as strong as it used to be, it could be an indicator that your air conditioner is on its way out. Inspect your home’s air filters to make sure they do not need replacing and, if not, call an expert to help discover the problem.

Constantly Kicking On

If your system is always running, more importantly if it’s not producing much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It could be a problem that’s easy to rectify with a Precision tune-up, but it could also be a sign that your AC has to work extra to keep you cool and comfy and that means wasted energy and wasted money.

Weird Noise

If your AC starts producing unusual noises, there might be a problem. Higher pitched noises could mean a problem with one of the motors. Rattling noises might indicate a part got loose. Don’t take any chances. Call an expert to examine it and determine if it’s a complication worth repairing or if it will always be an ongoing issue.

Signs of Aging

As it is with everything (and everyone), the more something ages, the weaker it usually gets. Is your air conditioner not cooling like it did a few years ago? Are some rooms warmer or cooler than others? Is it taking a larger amount of time to cool your home? These are all usual signs of an aging air conditioner. If your system is struggling and is getting close to or over 10 years in age, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 801-871-8425 for a free in-home estimate and learn about our current promotions on energy-efficient air conditioning systems.

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