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 just because it made it through this summer doesn’t mean it will keep cooling the next time the heat is upon you. Here are common signs that your AC may be on its last legs.

Not keeping your cool

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

More Frequent Repairs

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

Rise in Energy Bills

If you see a hike in your HVAC bills that could be an indication that something is wrong. If your AC is working too much overtime, it could end up causing you to work overtime to afford it, and it may be a better option for you to purchase a more energy-efficient AC that can easily reduce your peak season cooling payments.

Less Air Flow

If your air isn’t blowing as strong as it used to be, it could be a sign that your air conditioning system is on its way to breaking down. Check your home’s air filters to be sure they are not in need of replacing and, if not, call an expert to help determine the problem.

Constantly Turning On

If your system is always running, particularly if it’s not producing much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It might be something that’s easy to resolve with a Precision tune-up, but it could also be an indicator that your system has to work harder to keep you cool and comfy and that means wasted energy and wasted money.

Strange Noise

If your air conditioning system starts producing strange noises, there may be a problem. Higher pitched noises could mean a problem with one of the motors. Rattling noises could signal a part got loose. Don’t chance it. Call an expert to take a look and decide if it’s a problem worth repairing or if it will continue to be an ongoing issue.

Signs of Aging

As it is with everything (and everyone), the more something ages, the weaker it eventually gets. Is your system not cooling as efficiently as it did five years ago? Are some rooms hotter or colder than others? Is it taking a larger amount of time to get your home cool? These can be typical signals of an aging system. If your air conditioner is floundering and is getting close to or over 10 years in age, call Coastal Service Experts and 912-208-2399 for a no-charge in-home estimate and learn about our current promotions on energy-efficient air conditioners.

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