Summer is fast approaching, we’re now heading towards warmer weather and longer days, it is important to know that your air conditioner is in fighting fit condition. If you’ve had your air conditioner for a while and it’s not performing at its peak, it’s worth running through our list of symptoms to help you get a diagnosis and may help you decide whether you’d benefit from an air conditioning replacement, or if a repair and service would be sufficient.
Warning signs you need to replace your AC
While some problems can be solved with a simple repair, others are more complex – and there are a few dead giveaways that it’s time to start shopping for a replacement. If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms and signs below, chances are, you probably need to replace your AC unit.
Symptom: It’s burning through electricity
With any decent unit, this should not happen – and it’s just not worth wasting time paying bigger bills than you need to.
Symptom: It’s had multiple repairs and its warranty has run out
If your air conditioners has experienced multiple repairs and is well past its prime, chances are you need a new model.
So, when should you call in the repair man?
The good news? There are quite a few issues that can easily be solved with the help of a qualified air conditioner technician. If you’re experiencing any of the below, it’s worth exploring whether it can be repaired.
Symptom: It’s blowing hot air
Don’t despair – this could very well be a broken compressor or a refrigerant leak. Neither are impossible to fix, and the repair job could even cost less than you think. It’s something you’ll want to address ASAP, so we recommend getting a technician out before continuing to use your unit.
Symptom: Unusual odours or weird noises
A change in how your unit sounds could indicate the fan isn’t working properly, that a part has become loose, or that the inside mechanics are clogged with dirt. When it comes to strange odours, you should act straight away – it could mean mould in the ductwork, and that could be harmful to your family.
Symptom: Short cycling:
If your unit is randomly turning itself off or struggles to get started, it might have a defect. This may lead to much more serious problems if not addressed.
Before you conclude whether you can still revive your current unit or it’s time to let go and purchase a new one, it’s probably a good idea to speak to a specialist. If you have any problem with your AC unit, our dedicated service technicians are specialists who know your climate control system inside and out.