The air conditioner makes our life comfortable in summer, especially when the temperature escalates. You regularly service the air-conditioner, but remember it will not last all life. So, how will you know that your AC needs a replacement? It depends on the brand, climate, proper installation, and frequency of use. A well-maintained system lasts longer than the unit that does not get regularly serviced.
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Signs that tell, you need to start shopping for AC replacement
Inconsistent temperature setting
The old AC unit experiences issues with temperature settings. It does not heat or cold according to the settings. At times, you may experience hot air in a cool setting and vice versa. It indicates there is an issue with the refrigerant levels. If only warm air gets produced when the setting is for cool then there are chances that the compressor is damaged. Inconsistent temperature is an indication of issues and be ready for replacement.
When there is no or little cool air flowing from the vents, it indicates the compressor is on a ventilator. The thermostat setting is reasonable but the home is still very warm. It means The AC is not working as it should. Check filters, but be ready for replacement.
Emits strange noises or smell
The AC operates silently and you are familiar with the little sound it makes while cycling. Those are a regular sound symphony, but when you hear different noises, it is time to call a technician. Minor noise change will need some repair like a part getting loose or the mechanism got clogged or the fan is working poorly. If the noise sounds strange like grinding screeching, rattling, ticking, grating, or buzzing, it is time to go shopping for a replacement.
A bad smell emitting from the unit is a nuisance, but it even reveals an issue that needs instant attention. Foul odor indicates the ductwork is moldy or the isolation is damaged. Never ignore bad smells as there can be circulation of contaminated air due to mold, dirt, and mildew. It can even be due to filters, so replace them and even if the smell is emitted it is time for a unit replacement.
Generating excessive moisture
A small amount of water dripping outside the unit is normal. If you feel a sudden increase in water condensation or moisture within the house calls a technician as soon as possible. Water and electrical parts are enemies. There may even be refrigerant leaks, which only professionals can handle. The technician will suggest if there is a need for a new unit or not.
The AC on & off cycle is designed to maintain a specific temperature across the house. If the unit starts turning on & off randomly, something may be wrong. The short cycles can stress out the unit and it can fail, if ignored. It can be due to a blown fuse or it is time to buy a new air conditioner.