When air conditioners stop running, the cool air often taken for granted is now obviously lacking. This becomes an emergency, especially during the summer. Preventative maintenance and regular check-ups are the only way to ensure your HVAC system won’t let you down. When things go awry, however, sometimes the best option is complete AC replacement. Don’t wait until your HVAC fails to get it replaced. Keep reading to find out if your air conditioner is showing signs that it’s time for a replacement.
1. Your air isn’t as cold as it once was.
Your ac unit’s number one job is to cool down your home and keep your family comfortable. However, you can’t beat the heat with an underperforming air conditioner. It might be a sign you’re in need of a new AC system if the air in your home doesn’t seem to get as low as the set temperature.
2. You’ve noticed limited airflow coming from your vents.
Another reason your house isn’t as cool as it used to be could be due to airflow – or lack thereof. Check to see if the decrease in airflow throughout your home could be due to clogged vents, a broken fan or frozen coils. When you’ve ruled out every other possible option, the only one left is a new HVAC installation.
3. You’re hearing unusual sounds.
Other than the normal sounds of your air conditioner kicking on and blowing air, your HVAC system shouldn’t make too much noise. Too many strange sounds coming from your ac unit are clear signs of its coming of age. If you can’t remember how old your system is, it might be too old.
4. Your system is more than 10-16 years old.
Although there’s no set lifespan for your air conditioning unit, it becomes less efficient over time just like anything else. If your AC is in constant need of repairs, it’s a good sign that it’s time to get it replaced. Getting a new air conditioner installed will save you money in the long run and keep you from calling your AC company as often.
Don’t let your air conditioner continue running without ensuring it’s working at maximum efficiency. Whether you’re having an HVAC system installed for the first time or in need of a replacement, contact us at Champion AC & Plumbing. We are here for all of your AC installation needs. Call us today for a FREE estimate on your next air conditioning installation service.