Rick, How Will I Know When My Air Conditioning Unit Needs to be Replaced?

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One of the most common questions that homeowners have is how they will know when it is time for them to replace their air conditioning unit. Luckily, air conditioning units often give off warning signs that can let homeowners know that they may want to consider having their air conditioner replaced. To help you decide if you should consider having your system upgraded, here are a few of the signs that can indicate that an air conditioning unit is failing.


Your Unit is More Than Ten Years Old

If it has been longer than ten years since your air conditioner was installed, you may want to consider having it replaced in the near future. While these units generally have a lifespan of 15 years, units that are ten years old or older are simply not as energy efficient as new models. Replacing your air conditioner could save you roughly 20-40% on your cooling costs due to the fact that newer units have advanced energy saving technology.


Your System is no Longer Producing Cool Air

If the air that is coming out of your air conditioning vents is no longer as cool as it once was, it is likely that there is something seriously wrong with your system. However, a lack of cool air can be indicative of several issues, so it would be a good idea to have your system inspected and repaired before you replace it. If your system is aging, however, it is likely that its failure to produce cool air is a sign that it needs to be replaced.


Your System is Producing Strange Sounds

Every homeowner knows that their air conditioning unit will make a certain amount of noise when it is running; however, older units can often begin to make unusual sounds. If your air conditioning unit is producing loud, unusual squealing, grating, or grinding noises, then it is likely that your system is failing and needs to be replaced as soon as possible.


As you can see, many issues can indicate that you should replace your air conditioning unit; however, these are just a few of the signs that can indicate this necessity. For this reason, if your air conditioner is aging and you are in doubt about its efficiency, contact us. By having your system looked at now, you can ensure that you will have a fully functioning air conditioning system that will not fail when the hot summer months arrive.

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