Air conditioning keeps us cool in summer and warms us up in the winter, but like all appliances, one year will be its last. No matter how well you maintain and service your unit, there will come a time when it starts to lose its efficiency and break down.
The worst case scenario would be your unit giving up in the middle of summer, right when most tradespeople are at their busiest, meaning it could be weeks before you can get a new system installed. To avoid a disaster scenario, you need to be prepared to look for the warning signs that may mean it’s time to replace your air conditioner.
Nothing lasts forever, and like all appliances, your air conditioning unit will one day stop working. Before this happens, it’s best to look out for the warning signs so that you can be prepared. Here are some signs it might be time to replace your air conditioner.
Lack of Air Flow
If you hold up your hand to your air conditioning unit and you find that there isn’t a lot of air coming out, or that it just doesn’t seem to push fresh air across the room like it used to, there could be problems with your air conditioner’s compressor or its vents could be blocked or damaged. Depending on the age of the unit, this may be a small maintenance issue, or something more serious, but if you notice it in conjunction with other signs it might be a good idea to call your air conditioning specialist.
Have you noticed a strange smell every time your air conditioning unit is turned on? Unusual smells could indicate a problem with your fans, ducting or filter, such as a build-up of dust or mould, or even something more detrimental to your system.
Your AC is Leaking Fluid
Condensation around an air conditioning unit is pretty normal, however, excessive leakage of water can point to a more serious issue with your system. Leaking coolant can be a health risk, and water can damage floors, furniture and carpet, so it’s best you address the problem right away.
Your AC Unit is Making Unusual Noises
It’s pretty normal for an air conditioner unit to have a slight hum, but if it’s anything louder like a clicking, grinding, rattling or whining sound, particularly while starting the unit up, it could be a sign of parts moving when they shouldn’t be. Running a unit in this condition could cause it further damage, so it’s best that you seek the advice of a professional before continuing to run your system.
You’ve Noticed a Sudden Increase in Your Energy Bills
If you have noticed a sudden hike in your energy bills, it’s a good idea to ask an electrician to do a thorough energy audit. Your air conditioner could be the culprit. Any machine that is overworked or damaged could easily be losing its efficiency, costing you more money each month.
Your System is Older than 10-15 Years
The average air conditioning system lasts between 10 and 15 years, so if your system is any older, you can probably expect to see some problems arise.
If you have any questions about air conditioning or if you think it’s time to replace your system please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
With over 9 years experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing air con services of the highest quality. Get in touch with us today. If you have any questions about your AC system or would like to know more about installation, maintenance, or replacing filters, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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