With warmer weather coming, it’s important to take a look at your air conditioning unit to make sure you don’t need to make any repairs or replace it entirely. That last thing anyone wants is for their AC unit to go out on a hot, summer day. If you are unsure whether it might be time to start looking at a new one, here are some common signs that your AC unit is on its way out.
Limited Air Flow
When you turn your air conditioner on, you want it to run, and you want it to be cold. If it’s not doing its job, then that’s a problem. If you have already had your ducts cleaned out and it’s still not running cold, it might be time to replace it.
If you look at your unit and you notice a buildup of moisture or water leaking out of it, you could have a refrigerant leak. This could potentially be a serious problem, and if it’s not taken care of, it could lead to mold beginning to grow around the unit and even around your house.
If your AC is beginning to squeak, chatter, or grind, it may be time to upgrade your system. AC units often make some sounds, but if you hear anything out of the ordinary, that is a sign of trouble.
A bad smell coming from your vents is never a good sign. AC units should be putting out fresh air, and if you are smelling a smoky or burning smell instead, it is likely that you have a problem on your hands.
If your energy bills have gotten more expensive, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is working overtime to get the job done. Often, when these systems are beginning to shut down, they try to make up for their loss by over working. This, in turn, causes them to never turn off, which will cause your energy bill to increase significantly.
If you feel like your AC unit may need to be replaced, get in touch with us at R Poust, Inc. today!