When you keep an eye on your air conditioner, you can schedule AC repair or AC replacement before there’s a total system breakdown. Given the Georgia heat and humidity, you don’t want to be stuck indoors without cool air for any length of time, so it pays to be vigilant. Here are three signs that your cooling system needs attention:
1. Air Conditioner Is Not Keeping You Cool
If you feel uncomfortable indoors, your AC is probably not performing like it used to. If the system is 10-15 years old, it’s probably losing cooling power with age. Air conditioners also lose efficiency with age. You might have noticed a gradual increase in electric bills over the last few years. You may be able to jump-start the unit with a pricey compressor repair. But is it really worth the money if the system is just going to die of old age in a few years anyway?
2. Air Conditioner Needs Regular Repairs
Air conditioners should not require frequent repairs unless they are poorly maintained or suffering from old age. There’s no fix for old age. If expensive repairs are the only thing that’s keeping your aging air conditioner up and running, replacement is probably more cost-effective than repair, especially when you consider that older air conditioners are notoriously inefficient.
3. Air Conditioner Has Weak Airflow
If your AC is blowing cold air but the airflow is weak, you may have a dysfunctional blower motor. If your air filter is clean and the AC evaporator coil isn’t frozen, you might also have ductwork obstructions that require duct inspection and ductwork cleaning. These repairs can be expensive. If your AC is young, well-maintained and otherwise healthy, the cost may be worthwhile. With an older or poorly-maintained unit, a new installation would be a better option.
A new air conditioner can give you lower utility bills, extended warranties, powerful summer cooling comfort and reliable, worry-free operation. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., employs NATE-certified technicians who can expertly size and install a new system in your Taylorsville home. Explore the possibilities by calling (770) 343-4956 for a free residential cooling consultation. There’s a multitude of AC installation options and 72-month financing. You have nothing to lose but high utility bills, poor cooling performance and expensive AC repairs.