5 Signs You’ll Need To Replace Your Air Conditioner
May 23rd, 2019 by cverdone
The summer months coming up are bound to be sweltering, and that kind of heat can be hard to take without a reliable air conditioner. Air conditioners actually do two beneficial things for your home comfort – they cool down the air and they remove humidity from the rooms that they’re providing air conditioning to.
With that in mind, make sure that your air conditioner is fitted for the space that you would like it to cool down in the summer months ahead. If you’re experiencing HVAC and air conditioning problems now, and you know that you need help, then continue reading to find out how a professional HVAC company can help.
Sign #1 – Lack of Cool Air
The first sign that you need to have your AC checked out or replaced immediately is a lack of cool air flow. Limited airflow can also be a sign that things aren’t quite right. When you turn on your AC unit, you should feel cool air within a few minutes. If not, you might have a clog or bigger problem.
Sign #2 – Too Much Humidity
Because air conditioners remove humidity in the spaces that they cool. If you’re dealing with a really humid, sticky room then that might be a sign that your AC is malfunctioning. Too much moisture in your home or workplace could indicate a leakage somewhere in your AC unit. You could be talking about a refrigerant leak, which could harm your AC system or endanger your health if not dealt with immediately.
Sign #3 – Something Sounds Off
Like the AC in your car, your home AC might start making rattling noises or come with a grinding noise right after you turn it on. Any kind of squeaking noise should be checked out immediately by HVAC professionals because that indicates that your air conditioning is on the verge of failing or might already be failing. In either case, it might well be time for a replacement air conditioner.
Sign #4 – An Odd Odor
Odd smells coming from your malfunctioning air conditioner can be a surefire sign that it’s time for replacement. The heating and cooling components of your air conditioner – air conditioning paradoxically works by heating a la a heat sink – can emit a noxious odor when they’re not functioning properly.
Sign #5 – Higher Utility Bills
If you’ve had the suspicion that your AC isn’t functioning properly and you notice significantly higher cooling bills, then you probably need a replacement AC. The cause of higher utility bills indicate your AC unit is working harder to keep your home cooler.
Call or email Thornton Heating and Cooling to schedule an appointment and find out more about replacing your air conditioner. Now’s the best time before the summer really heats up.