Anyone living in Boca Raton knows just how important it is to have an efficient AC system in their home. The hot temperatures coupled with the high humidity can send anyone running indoors to seek refuge under a cool AC. But what happens when your AC system starts to give up on you? To ensure that you aren’t stuck with a temperamental air conditioner when it’s most needed, you might need to consider an AC replacement sooner rather than later. Here are the top six telltale signs that you need an AC replacement.
If you’ve noticed that your utility bills seem to have doubled up in the last few months, it might be because your AC is simply working too hard to do its job. A faulty AC can run up power to a noticeable extent and leave you with an exorbitant energy bill. By replacing your AC system, you’ll be saving money for years to come and you’ll be running a more energy efficient home.
This is perhaps one of the most obvious signs that your AC needs to be replaced. If your unit isn’t letting out cool air within the first few minutes of being switched on, there’s a high chance that it has stopped working properly.
An efficient AC system should run almost silently, attracting no attention to itself. Any strange or unusual sounds are a sign that your unit is on its way out. So, if you’ve started noticing rattling, squeaking or rumbling coming from your AC, it’s probably time to consider upgrading to new equipment.
The lifespan of most air conditioning units is about 10-15 years. If your unit is within this age range, or nearing it, it’s definitely time to get your AC system replaced. Not only will the upgraded equipment work more effectively to cool your home, but it will also be far more energy efficient than your older unit.
As your AC system ages, there are various components that start to break or fault. While many of these problems can be fixed with a simple AC repair, there comes a time when these repairs become too costly, too often. So if you find yourself constantly needing to repair your unit, it’s time to consider upgrading to a newer, problem free, unit.
In some cases, AC units will leak water on the outside of the unit (i.e. outside your home) which is normal, but if the unit is producing moisture inside your home, the unit needs to be replaced. Not only can moisture around the AC cause a buildup of mold but it can also mean that your unit has a refrigerant leak which poses major health risks for you and your household.
Like all appliances in your home, your air conditioning unit has a lifespan and will need to be replaced at some point. So whether your AC is giving you some of these telltale signs or you just want to upgrade your unit, contact us today to discuss your AC replacement, repair and maintenance options.