When it comes to HVAC equipment, timing is everything.
And being proactive always pays off in the long run.
Nevertheless, knowing when to replace a home’s central air conditioner can be tricky. Despite this, most homeowners know AC replacement is an important decision that affects home values and home comfort for years to come.
Because of this, paying attention to your home’s A/C equipment can help better prepare you for when it’s time to repair or replace your system. Here are some helpful tips from our skilled technicians at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling put together with warning signs it might be time for a new A/C.
Age of The AC
Throughout the years, your home’s air conditioner takes on some of the hottest summer weather to keep your indoor sanctuary feeling cool. As it turns out, A/C’s are like most appliances in homes. They have a lifespan. A properly maintained AC should last around a decade to keep your home feeling comfortable. After ten years, you begin to face what they call in economics the “Law of Diminishing Returns.” In other words, it’s going to begin to cost you more and more to keep it in service and replacement is inevitable.
Change In Airflow
Are you struggling to keep your AC running while at the same time your house is not as cool as you’d like it to be? If cleaning or changing your air filters or cleaning out your air vents still doesn’t help with lack of airflow, it is best to repair or replace your residential air conditioning equipment. The same is true if your unit does not seem to be doing the trick anymore.
Unusual Noises & Smells
When our home cooling equipment is functioning properly, there should be no smell coming from the system and it should be producing a low humming sound. If your AC is experiencing any unusual noises or smells, it can signal larger problems that could be occurring with your equipment. Luckily, with a quick diagnostic from a professional technician, they will be able to help determine whether your system needs a cleaning with routine maintenance or if it is a bigger problem and it’s time to replace your AC entirely.
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