Here in Illinois it is just starting to warm up again. We’ve had several days in the upper 70’s and with the recent rains the humidity is making an unwelcome return. Maybe you decided to tough out the warmth and resisted turning on your air conditioning, but it won’t be long before you will give in and crank up the A/C.
If you are like many Americans you are feeling the crunch of the economic times, which may mean repairing instead of replacing aging systems like air conditioners. Below is a list of symptoms that may help you determine if it is time to replace your air conditioner or if it can hang on for one more season.
If your air conditioner, is over 15 years old, it may be time to retire the unit. Over time and depending on the number of operational hours, components in an A/C system can deteriorate. This may affect the unit’s efficiency and overall performance.
If you have recently run your air conditioner and been shocked by the utility bill that followed, it could be a sign that the A/C unit is no longer functioning properly. When an air conditioner system begins to fail, it will take more energy to run the unit.
When any machine deteriorates, frequent break downs are common and your air conditioner is no different. At some point, multiple repairs will begin to be more expensive than actually replacing your unit.
Wide variations in temperatures from room to room of your house could mean your A/C equipment isn’t operating properly. The duct work of your home may also need to be inspected.
If you have noticed your air conditioner has progressively gotten more noisy, it could be a sign that something is wrong with the motor and/or compressor of your cooling system.
If you read the above list and found yourself shaking your head “yes”, it is probably time to call an air conditioning professional. Having an inspection from a trained technician is the only way to adequately determine if your cooling system does indeed need to be replaced.
Just In Time Heating and Air Conditioning is based in Sandwich, IL and offers climate control solutions for residential customers. Their products and services include heating, air conditioning, humidification, indoor air quality and air duct cleaning. The company can be contacted at 815-570-2244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.