Warning Signals That It Might Be Time to Replace Your Home’s AC System


Is It Time to Replace Your Home’s AC System?

Peak cooling season for your home’s AC system is here. With the outside temperature destined to be above 90 degrees or even breaking the 100 degreee mark for the foreseeable future, it is important that you keep an eye on the performance of your air conditioner. Your air conditioner may be working, but is it working at peak performance? If you are experiencing below the desired performance you expect, is it time to find a replacement?

Here are some warning signals you should keep in mind that could indicate that it’s time to find a replacement:

Warning Signs:

  • Higher utility bills. During the summer, cooling bills are going to go up – there’s no getting around that. However, if it seems like there has been a significant increase in your utility bill year-to-year (and it’s not due to milder weather) there could be an internal problem with your system. At this point, you should call a professional contractor.
  • Louder system.Your air conditioner does make noise while operating, even the quietest units make SOME noise. But, if you’re hearing abnormal banging or clanging, or it seems like the unit is louder in general, there could be something wrong with the internal workings of your air conditioner. If there is not an obvious resolution to the problem, turn off the system and call a professional contractor.
  • System is on but not blowing cool air.This might be a sign of many less problematic issues such as a clogged filter or duct damage. You want to make sure that you immediately turn off your system to avoid further damage. If you’ve checked most of the obvious external issues and they don’t seem to be the problem, it’s time to call a professional contractor.
  • System is constantly running.A system that is constantly running can be a sign that it is too small, the thermostat isn’t working properly, or a host of other issues. If your air conditioner will not shut off on its own, make sure you turn it off manually (to avoid further damage) and call a professional contractor.

What To Do:

If you notice any of these warning signals, especially if your home’s unit is more than ten years old, it may be time to retire the old unit and start looking into something newer. Feel free to call Bunn’s & Bennett Heating and Air Conditioning for professional service and advice.

Bunn’s and Bennett Heating and Air Conditioning has been serving the Tennessee Valley and North Alabama for more than 32 years. Our professional technicians and installers are factory trained and factory certified. Call us today at 256-536-0967, or email us at [email protected].

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