Summer is here and as the weather has heated up you may have noticed your air conditioner is not working as you would like. You may be wondering if it is time to replace your air conditioner this summer. Here are some signs you may need a new AC unit: Signs to Install a New AC Unit This Summer
You Hear strange Noises Coming From Your AC Unit
When you hear strange noises coming from your AC unit, it could be something small. But you should still check it out to make sure everything’s okay. If there’s a leak or a loose component, this can cause damage and affect the efficiency of your unit, which may lead to more expensive repairs down the line. The first step is usually just checking for leaks. Listen for dripping sounds or look for wetness around the base of your machine or in nearby areas like carpeting, sills, walls, etc. If you don’t find any obvious signs of leaking but still hear a strange noise coming from your unit when it runs on high-speed settings (especially if it seems louder lately), then it might be time to reach out to an HVAC contractor such as Rumpca Services. We can take a look at what might be causing that noise!
Your AC Unit is More Than 15 Years Old
If your AC unit is more than 15 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. The average lifespan of an AC unit is about 15 years, so if you have one that’s older than that, expect it to need repairs or replacement soon. You can check the year of manufacture by looking at the serial number label on your unit or by checking its model and serial number online. When deciding whether to get a new AC unit or repair one that’s still working, cost should be a major consideration—but not the only one. If repairing an old system is going to cost significantly less than purchasing and installing a new one, then go ahead and opt for repairs over purchasing a new system (especially if they are in good shape otherwise). However, if repairing an older system will still cost more than buying a brand-new model would—and if you have any doubts about whether all of those repairs will work—then it might make sense just go ahead with getting something brand new!
The Temperature in Your Home is Inconsistent
A sign that it may be time to replace your air conditioning is that the temperature in your house is inconsistent. If it feels like the temperature in your house is always fluctuating but you do not change your thermostat, this can be a sign your AC is not working properly. It is not able to keep your home at the same temperature for long periods of time. Or maybe your house has very different temperatures between rooms and areas of the house. If your air conditioner is working properly, the different areas of your home should be just about the same temperature. When this is not true, your HVAC unit is not doing a good enough job so it may be time to look into air conditioning replacement.
It’s always a good idea to do your research when it comes to finding the right HVAC company for your job. Ensure your HVAC technician is experienced, offers the services you need, and is licensed & insured. Rumpca Services is proud to be your local HVAC company in St Paul Park, Minnesota, and has many services available that can benefit your home from duct cleaning to air conditioning installation. Contact us to learn more about what makes Rumpca Services the right choice for your home, or to schedule an appointment with a licensed HVAC contractor in St Paul Park, MN.