The toughest decision to make when it comes to your air conditioning system is purchasing a new unit. There are serious HVAC problems which can no longer be solved by simple repairs, which means it’s time to let go of your unit. But how will you know when it’s time to replace your AC? These 5 signs will help you out.
1. You are paying for frequent expensive repairs.
If your air conditioning system has become a regular patient of an HVAC technician, better think of shopping for a new one. If the cost of you repair is almost or more than 50% of the cost of brand new system, do not hesitate to replace your unit before it drains your pocket.
2. No cool air comes out.
At some point, you will notice that even at full blast, the air coming from your AC system is not as cold as before. Lack of cool air signifies severe problem in your air conditioning unit and may need serious repair or replacement.
3. Your AC unit is producing strange sounds.
There are normal sounds produced by an AC system, but loud squealing and grinding noises are a different story. These strange sounds tell you that there is something wrong in your system. This is a common problem that needs repair; but in some cases, replacement of your unit is required.
4. There is moisture where there shouldn’t be.
Leaks are also an indication that your AC has gone bad. Drips can be caused by a blocked drain tube or worst, the refrigerants. The latter is quite dangerous because it may affect your health. Better let a professional technician diagnose the situation and replace the system if required.
5. The AC system becomes less efficient.
The inefficiency of your air conditioning system is reflected in your energy bill. If you notice a big rise in your cooling costs, bill but still feels the same or lesser cooling in your home than before, it could be a sign that your AC unit needs replacement. It might be caused by too much repair or maybe your system has already hit its life span.
Always check your AC system for these signs. Do not hesitate to call your HVAC contractors for help and recommendation if you’re experiencing these problems.