With hotter weather getting here soon, it’s important to be familiar with the warning signs that your AC unit may need to be replaced. Knowing whether or not you might need a new AC unit can help you avoid dealing with a lack of air conditioning during summer or during hot weather in general. Keep the following warning signs in mind for your Neptune home.
The Age of Your AC Unit
How old your AC unit is plays an important role in whether or not you should have it replaced instead of repaired. If your AC unit is nearing the end of its life span, which is typically between 10 and 15 years, it’s time to start looking into getting a replacement. While replacing your unit might cost more up front, you can count on saving money in the long run, since newer units tend to be more energy-efficient.
Frequent or Costly Repairs
AC units usually need repairs from time to time, but yours shouldn’t need frequent repairs. If you’ve had to hire a technician to do repairs often, you should consider getting a replacement. If your AC unit needs costly HVAC repairs, especially if it’s an older unit, replacing it is a better option overall. If you do replace your AC unit, keep in mind that getting routine maintenance done on it will help ensure that it lasts for years and runs efficiently.
Odd AC Sounds
No AC unit is completely silent when it’s running, but you shouldn’t be hearing strange noises from it. If your AC unit has been making odd sounds, such as riding or squealing, you should have it inspected. In some cases, these noises can indicate a major problem with your unit that makes replacing it a better option than repairing it.
Poor airflow can cause problems for your AC unit, such as a low amount of cooled air coming out of your vents. Although your unit might just need a repair to fix this issue, continued airflow problems mean you should be looking into getting a replacement.
If you’ve been noticing these warning signs that your AC unit may need to be replaced, please contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors for service at your Neptune home.