Signs That an AC Unit Should Be Replaced
Every air conditioning system has a finite lifespan. For the most part, an AC will last about 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced. If you experience any of the following warning signs, you should prepare to have your AC unit replaced soon.
Limited Cool Air Out of Your Vents
An AC unit that is not working will not pump cool air into your house evenly. This may come in the form of limited airflow out of your vents or even hot air instead of cool. If your compressor breaks, this can be an expensive repair that’s not worth the hassle.
It is normal for your AC unit to produce a limited amount of moisture when it is working, but you should not see excess liquid around your outdoor unit. This could indicate a refrigerant leak or some other fluid not staying in your unit. Frequent leaks are a sign of a more catastrophic issue with the air conditioning unit.
AC units should not produce loud noises while in operation. Grinding noises or screeching could be signs of a failing air conditioning system. There may be a broken belt or loose part rattling around in the unit.
There should only be neutral smells coming out of your cooling system and indoor vents. The buildup of harmful levels of moisture could produce a mildew smell. If you notice a burning smell from your AC unit, this could mean that there is a major breakdown of your parts.
Increased Electric Bills
Higher than usual electric bills in the summer could be an early sign that your air conditioner is not working properly. It could be less efficient than when it was first installed and may be costing you more than it should each month.
Booking Convenient Appointment for AC Replacement
Contact us at Custom Comfort Air right away to schedule an air conditioner replacement appointment. We are equipped to serve the heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance needs for those in Rosenberg, TX, and the surrounding areas.