Most of the time, when you buy an air conditioner, you expect it will last for a very long time, maybe even for the life of your home. Unfortunately, however, most air conditioners, even the high-quality ones, do not last that long.
The good news is that if you are aware of the warning signs of air conditioner failure, you can spot problems early on. That way, you can get a new air conditioning unit right away and never suddenly find yourself without air conditioning in the middle of summer.
So, to keep yourself from that dire situation, know these warning signs of air conditioner failure.
Your Air Conditioner is Entering its Teen Years
As mentioned, air conditioners do not last forever, no matter how much we may want them to.
In fact, on average, the longest they typically last is fifteen years. Thus, if your air conditioning unit is entering its teen years or is even older than that, it is probably time for a replacement. Something is just bound to go wrong at this point if it hasn't already.
At the very least, you should have a professional who specializes in air conditioning installation check out your air conditioner to see if problems exist. If they do, then, with an air conditioner that old, it's typically much more responsible to replace it instead of bothering with repairs.
Your Air Conditioner Isn't Doing its Job
The whole point of having an air conditioner is so that it can send cool air into your home. Unfortunately, when air conditioners start to go bad, they may actually do the opposite: blow warm air into your home. Obviously, that is the last thing you want.
Sometimes, this change may not be obvious. More often than not, the air will just gradually get less cold until it eventually reaches the warm or even hot point.
Hopefully, you can spot the problem before then and get a new air conditioner so that you don't end up sweating it out all summer. A good tip is to regularly stand in front of your unit's vents. If the air doesn't feel quite as cold as it used to, take this as an indicator that you need to replace it.
As you can see, your air conditioner will often let you know when something isn't quite right. By paying careful attention to it and having it professionally serviced on a regular basis, you can pick up on these types of problems sooner rather than later.Share
17 June 2018
Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!