Cool air is arriving quickly and your air conditioning system has outlived another season of heat. But making it through this summer doesn’t guarantee
it will keep the cold air coming the next time temperatures
soar. Here are common
indicators that your air conditioner may be on its last legs.
Not cooling well
Your air conditioner is meant to keep you cool and comfortable
on the steamiest of days, so if your system
is not keeping your home cool (and
you’re not comfortable) there’s probably
a problem. There are many situations where your system may quit cooling – compressor failure, a wrong calibrated thermostat, or a refrigerant
leak. Once you know the situation,
it may be better to just let go of your little engine that
could, and purchase a newer, more energy-efficient air conditioner – ideally
one that keeps your home cool.
More Frequent Repairs
If you’re calling for AC repairs every year,
it may be time to give it up and invest in
a new one. Frequent AC repairs are a
good signal that your AC
is starting to go out and you don’t want to be caught
in the middle of summer with a
sweltering hot home.
Increase in Energy Bills
If you see a hike in your HVAC
bills that could be an indication that something is amiss. If your air conditioner is
working too much overtime, it could cause you to work overtime to afford it, and it could
be a better decision for you to invest in
a more energy-efficient air conditioner that
can easily decrease your peak season energy
Drop in Air Flow
If your air isn’t
blowing as forceful as it used to be, it could be an indicator that your air conditioner is on its way to breaking down. Inspect your home’s air filters to confirm they are not in need of replacing and, if not, call a
technician to help discover the problem.
Constantly Starting Up
If your system is continuously
running, more importantly if it’s not supplying
much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It may
be an issue that’s easy to rectify
with a seasonal tune-up, but it
could also be an indicator that your system has to work more to keep you cool and comfy and that ends up costing you wasted energy and wasted money.
If your air conditioner
starts creating 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 is loose. Don’t risk it. Call a professional to inspect it and determine if it’s a problem worth repairing or if it will continue to be
an ongoing issue.
Signs of Aging
Just like everything (and
everyone), the more something has
aged, the weaker it eventually gets. Is your AC not cooling as efficiently as it did four to six years ago? Are specific rooms warmer
or cooler than others?
Is it taking more time to get your home cool? All
of these are usual signs
of an aging air conditioner. If your AC is struggling and is getting
close to or over 10 years in age, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 866-397-3787 for a
complimentary in-home estimate and find
out about our current discounts on
energy-efficient air conditioning systems.