How to Know When Your AC Needs to be Replaced

August 29, 2016

Autumn is right around the corner and your air conditioning system has outlived another cooling season. But just because it made it through this summer doesn’t promise it will keep the cold air coming the next time temperatures rise. Here are common signs that your AC may be on its last legs.

Not cooling well

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

More Frequent Repairs

If you’re needing AC 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 equipment is starting to die and you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of soaring temperatures with a blistering hot home.

Paying More in Energy Bills

If you see a hike in your HVAC bills that could be a signal that something is amiss. If your air conditioning system is working extreme overtime, it could cause you to work overtime to afford it, and it might be a better choice for you to buy a more energy-efficient air conditioner that can easily reduce your peak season cooling payments.

Less Air Flow

If your air isn’t blowing as powerful as it used to be, it could be an indicator that your AC is on its way out. Inspect your home’s air filters to be sure they do not require replacing and, if not, call a professional to help determine the problem.

Constantly Starting Up

If your system is continuously running, more importantly if it’s not supplying much cool air, then you probably have a problem. It could be something 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 cool your home and that ends up costing you wasted energy and wasted money.

Odd Noise

If your AC starts producing strange noises, there could be a problem. Higher pitched noises may mean an issue with one of the motors. Rattling noises could indicate a part is loose. Don’t chance it. Call an HVAC technician to take a look and determine 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 older something gets, the weaker it usually gets. Is your air conditioner not cooling as efficiently as it did a few years ago? Are specific rooms warmer or cooler than others? Is it taking a larger amount of time to cool your home? These can be typical signs of an aging air conditioner. If your air conditioner is having a hard time and is nearing or over 10 years in age, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts and 204-800-0613 for a free in-home estimate and learn about our current discounts on energy-efficient air conditioning systems.

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