Fall is approaching and your air conditioning system has outlived another summer of extreme heat. But making it through this summer doesn’t guarantee it will keep the cold air coming and the home comfortable the next time temperatures rise. Complete Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating, your local ac contractor, would like to provide you with some common indicators that your air conditioner may be on its last leg.
Improper cooling –
Your air conditioner is intended to keep your home cool, comfortable and dehumidified. So on the steamiest of days, your system is not keeping your home cool and you’re not comfortable, there’s likely a problem. There are many situations where your system may quit cooling – electrical failure, mechanical failure, or a refrigerant leak. Once our technician has diagnosed your situation, it may be a better solution to just let go of your tired old system, and purchase a new, high-efficiency air conditioner – ideally one that provides reliable comfort.
More Frequent Repairs –
Are you calling for AC repairs every year or even more frequently, it may be time to give it up and invest in a new one. Frequent AC repairs are a sure sign that your AC system is starting to go out and you don’t want to be caught in the middle of summer with a sweltering hot home.
Increase in Energy Cost –
If you see a hike in your energy bill, it could be an indication that something is amiss. If your air conditioner is working too much overtime, it could cause you to work overtime to afford it, and it could be a better decision for you to invest in a more energy-efficient air conditioner that can easily decrease your peak season energy payments.
Drop-in Air Flow –
If your air isn’t blowing as forceful as it used to be, it could be an indicator that your air conditioner is on its way to breaking down or ductwork could be an issue. Inspect your home’s air filters to confirm they are not in need of replacing and, if not, call a technician to help discover the problem.
Constantly Starting Up –
If your system is continuously running, more importantly, if it’s not supplying much cool air, then you possibly have a problem. It may be an issue that’s easy to rectify with a seasonal maintenance tune-up, but it could also be a sign that your system has to work more to keep you cool and comfy and that ends up costing you wasted energy and wasted money.
If your air conditioner starts creating unusual noises, there might be a problem. Higher pitched noises could mean a problem with one of the motors. Rattling noises might indicate a part is loose. Don’t risk it. Call a Complete Comfort Inc. to inspect it and determine if it’s a problem worth repairing or if it will continue to be an ongoing issue.
Signs of Age –
Just like everything and everyone, the more something has aged, the weaker it eventually gets. Is your AC not cooling as efficiently as it did four to six years ago? Are specific rooms warmer or cooler than others? Is it taking more time to get your home cool? All of these are usually signs of an aging air conditioner. Ductwork and insulation also deteriorate over time and need replacement. Most new systems require more airflow that your current duct system may not provide and be undersized at times. If your AC is getting close to or over 10 years in age, call Complete Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating at (561) 529-6262 for a free in-home comfort system estimate and find out about our latest high-efficiency air conditioning systems. We proudly service Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, and the surrounding north county area.