Signs That You Should Replace Your Dunwoody Air Conditioner
Air conditioning systems often exhibit signs before they are about to fail. Pay attention to the followings signs that indicate your AC may need to be replaced:
Rising Energy Bills
Are your home’s energy bills suddenly skyrocketing without any changes in the way you cool your home? Higher energy bills are a telltale sign that your older air conditioner is aging and not functioning as efficiently as it once did. Wear and tear from old age causes your system to work harder to cool your Dunwoody home, leading to higher electricity bills.
AC is 10 to 15 Years Old
If your air conditioner is 10 to 15 years old and not operating as efficiently as it once did, it’s a good time to consider replacing it. Although buying a new system costs more upfront, a newer, energy-efficient unit will save you significantly on your monthly energy bills. You’ll also avoid paying expensive air conditioning repair bills when your older system breaks down.
You Hear Loud Noises When the Unit is in Use
Aside from the sound of your air conditioner starting and stopping a cycle, they’re generally pretty quiet. So if you hear any unusual noises such as screeching, banging or squealing, etc., contact a heating and cooling professional immediately. To learn more about AC noises and their causes, click here.
Strange Smells Coming from the System
No one wants to live in a home or work in an office with a smelly AC system. If you suddenly smell mold, must, smoke or dirty socks emanating from your air conditioner, contact Estes Services to come and inspect it. In many cases, strange smells could be a sign it’s time to replace your cooling system.
If the airflow isn’t as strong as it used to be, and your AC takes forever to reach the set temperature, there could be issues with your unit’s compressor or with another component. If your unit is already up there in age, it might be worth considering replacement services instead of pumping more of your hard-earned money into expensive repairs.