How to Know When Your AC Needs to be Replaced

August 29, 2016

Autumn is coming soon and your AC has survived another summer. But making it through this summer doesn’t guarantee it will keep the cold air coming the next time temperatures soar. Here are a few indicators that your air conditioning system may be on its last summer.

Not cooling well

Your AC system is supposed to keep you cool and comfortable on the steamiest of days, so if you’re A/C is not keeping your family cool (and you’re not comfortable) there’s possibly a problem. There are many situations where your AC may stop 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 purchase a newer, more energy-efficient AC – hopefully one that keeps you cool.

More Frequent Repairs

If you’re needing air conditioner repairs every summer, it may be time to bite the bullet and purchase a new one. Frequent air conditioning repairs are a good sign that your AC is starting to breakdown and you don’t want to be left in the middle of soaring temperatures with a sweltering hot home.

Rise in Energy Bills

If you see a jump in your AC bills that could be a signal that something is wrong. If your air conditioning system is working too much overtime, it could cause you to work overtime to afford it, and it may be a better option for you to buy a more energy-efficient AC that can easily lower your peak season utility payments.

Less Air Flow

If your air isn’t blowing as forceful as it used to be, it could be a signal that your air conditioning system is on its last leg. Check your home’s air filters to confirm they do not need replacing and, if not, call a professional to help determine the problem.

Constantly Kicking On

If your system is always running, especially if it’s not supplying much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It might be a problem that’s easy to fix with a Precision tune-up, but it could also be a sign that your system has to work extra to cool your home and that means wasted energy and wasted money.

Odd Noise

If your air conditioner starts producing unusual noises, there might be a problem. Higher pitched noises could mean trouble with one of the motors. Rattling noises could mean a part is loose. Don’t take any chances. Call a professional to take a look and determine if it’s a complication worth repairing or if it is going to end up being an ongoing issue.

Signs of Aging

As it is with everything (and everyone), the more something has aged, the weaker it eventually gets. Is your system not cooling like it did a few years ago? Are specific rooms warmer or cooler than others? Is it taking a larger amount of time to get to a cool and comfortable temperature? These are all common indicators of an aging air conditioner. If your AC is having a hard time and is nearing or over 10 years in age, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 678-235-9699 for a complimentary in-home estimate and find out about our current discounts on energy-efficient air conditioning systems.

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