7 Signs It’s Time to Service or Replace Your Unit
Austin’s hot summer climate means a serious workout for your air conditioning unit. Just like a football star playing hard in the heat, your AC unit may struggle to keep up with your demands. If you’re worried that your AC can’t keep up, it’s time to study the signs that your unit is in trouble.
Four Indicators That It’s Time to Service Your System
Sometimes, all your AC system needs in order to work well is a little time and attention. Keep in mind that your unit might need service or repair at times other than you expect. Call a pro if any of the four following symptoms sound familiar to you.
The flow of cold air seems weak. Your AC unit comes on and produces cool air, but it doesn’t seem to be circulating throughout your home. This could point to HVAC or home inefficiency problems, so work with technicians who can help you tackle both.
Your unit is making strange noises or putting out strange odors. If you hear knocking, grinding, popping or whistling noises when the AC is on, it’s likely that the unit has a problem. The same goes for smelling strange, musty odors.
You’re just not as comfortable as you were in the past. Don’t ignore the feeling that your AC unit simply isn’t cutting it anymore. It could be a lack of cooling and/or problems controlling the humidity level in the house. You know your home the best.
Your electricity bills have gone up without reason. A sudden jump in electricity bills without any explanation is often a sign of a struggling AC unit.
Three Reasons to Replace Your AC System
Repair and maintenance can do a lot for your AC system, but depending on the age and condition of your unit, sometimes they aren’t enough. Here are three situations that should prompt you to look at replacement.
Your AC system is more than 10 years old. If your system is more than 10 years old, it’s not making use of the latest comfort and efficiency technologies. That means less cooling power and higher bills.
The cost of repairing your system is equal to half the cost or more of replacing it. Think carefully before investing in costly repairs for an AC system that’s no longer under warranty.
Inefficient ductwork is at the heart of your problems. If ductwork woes are leaving you uncomfortable, it could be time to replace part or all of your ductwork, when you change out your system.
Are the signs that your AC system might need help all too clear? Check out what ABC Home & Commercial Services in Austin has to offer, then contact us to set up an appointment with one of our friendly, experienced technicians.