Just like any other appliance in your home, eventually you are going to have to replace your AC unit. This can be a tough pill to swallow for homeowners because it isn’t cheap to do it. Most homeowners will do whatever they need to in order to avoid premature replacement. When your AC system is on the brink of failure, there are likely several signs that can be present to tip you off. Absolute P&M Services is here to talk about some signs you should be looking for if you have an older AC unit that indicates failure.
Leaking Air Conditioner
As your unit gets older, one common problem that can indicate that the end is near is leaking. You will likely notice a healthy amount of condensation on any given day, but you shouldn’t notice a significant amount of moisture pooling up around your unit. This can be a refrigerant leak which is common as your unit ages. It is important to fix any leaking that is happening, but there are some leaks that will leave you better off replacing the unit rather than investing in repairs.
Bad Smell when AC is On
You shouldn’t smell anything when you turn your AC on to cool your home. If you smell something foul coming from your vents, it can be indicative of an issue that could mean your unit is on its way out. One common one is the smell of mold which can mean that there is mold and mildew growing in the deep recesses of your unit. Any foul odors coming from your vents isn’t a good thing.
AC is Making Loud Noise
Just like any other working machinery, your AC makes noise when it is running. It is probably on so frequently during the summer that you don’t really even realize it’s there. However, you will probably notice if there are new noises that are coming from the system. Any banging, hissing or squealing is a sign that something is amiss with your unit and needs to be looked at by a professional. Depending on the cause of the noise, it can be a sign that it’s time to replace your unit entirely.
Barely Any Air Coming out of Vents?
Maybe it’s hard to pinpoint the problem with your AC system, but something seems like it just isn’t quite right with it. There might be hardly any air blowing into the space from the vents. Maybe the air that is coming out just isn’t seeming cold. Whatever the problem may be, if there is something that isn’t sitting well, you may want to have a technician come out and check things out.
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If you are having issues with your older AC unit, you can count on the pros at Absolute P&M Services to inspect the system and either perform the necessary repairs you need or replace your unit with a newer, more efficient model. Call us today!