We are starting to see a turn in the weather, which has many people giddy with excitement. As you get ready to switch your HVAC system from heating to cooling, it is time to give your air conditioning system a good inspection. There are several indications that it may be time to replace your air conditioning system, and it is better to know those signs now before the weather is so hot you can’t handle it. Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling is here to tell you a little about some of the signs that point to air conditioning replacement.
The first and most obvious sign that there is something wrong with your air conditioning system is when you turn it on and no cool air comes out. This is an obvious problem. There are several reasons that this may be happening from low Freon to a broken compressor, you need to call on professionals to get it fixed before it is too hot.
Your air conditioning system is always going to make a certain amount of noise. If you all of a sudden notice that there are noises that shouldn’t be there, it is time to have it looked at. Unusual noises are usually one of the very first signs that something is amiss. There could be some broken motor bearings, or a belt that has slipped. If the problem is too severe, you may be facing replacement of the entire unit.
As your air conditioning system works, there is a certain amount of moisture that is present from condensation. If you notice that there is a decent amount of moisture, you probably have a problem though. There shouldn’t be large pools of water around your air conditioning unit and if you’re finding that, call a professional right away before the problem worsens.
You can count on the average air conditioning system to last from 10-15 years. If your unit is older than that, you are better off buying a new one. Not only will you avoid costly repairs on a older system, but you will reap the benefits of a more efficient system as well. It may cost you upfront, but you will see savings in your energy consumption.
If you have been battling constant repairs with your air conditioning system, this isn’t normal. A repair here and there is completely normal, but when you are constantly repairing something, you should consider a new unit all together. You will find that it is more cost effective to replace it than to have constant repairs needed.
Before the weather gets too warm, this is the perfect time to have your annual air conditioning maintenance performed by the professionals at Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling. If you are facing AC replacement, there is no one more qualified to get the job done right. Call us today!