Air conditioners are an important component inside the house. The equipment keeps the rooms cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.
We can safely say that without an air conditioning unit, we will not be able to enjoy our stay at our homes or offices.
That’s why it’s important to ensure that your air conditioner is properly maintained so that it continues to provide cool air during summers.
Like all mechanical devices, air conditioners have a limited life. No matter how well you maintain the cooling unit, a time will come when you will have no other options than to install a new air conditioner.
Here are four tell-tale signs that indicate that you should think about replacing your old air conditioner with a new one. Call Allbritten for a free in-home estimate and installing a new air conditioner.
1. Your air conditioner is not turning on
The obvious sign that you may need to install a new air conditioner is when it doesn’t turn on. However, before you call a contractor to replace the unit, you should first check whether the cooling device is really dead.
Check whether the thermostat battery needs replacement. Also, you should double-check the circuit breaker to ensure that it has not tripped. A faulty wiring may also be the culprit for the air conditioner not turning on.
A professional air conditioner service technician will be able to determine whether there is something to fix or whether you need to install a new unit. Call Allbritten for AC repair services.
2. There’s no cool air coming from the registers
Air conditioners should generate cool air when you set the thermostat to ‘cool’ mode. In case cool air does not come from the air register, you may need to have Allbritten inspect your system, and possibly install a new air conditioner.
The most common reason that the air conditioner does not generate cool air is a faulty compressor. It can cost a great deal to repair the compressor. You should talk with one of our professionals to get the pros and cons of “replace versus repair” options.
3. Your air conditioner is getting older
If your air conditioning unit is more than 20 years old, you should definitely consider installing a new air conditioner. Older units are not as energy efficient as new units. They tend to take more power that jacks up the energy bills.
Moreover, old air conditioners tend to use R-22 refrigerants that are considered harmful to the environment.
So, when you replace your old cooling device, you will not only save on energy bills, but also play your part in ensuring a green and more hospitable environment.
4. Strange noises are coming from the system
If you hear strange noises from the air conditioning unit, your air conditioner is probably at the end of its life. Noise tends to come from the air conditioners due to a faulty motor or compressor, which are costly to repair.
You should call a pro to check out the system. If the cooling device requires expensive repairs you should think about installing a new air conditioner.
Call Allbritten to learn if you need to install a new air conditioner
If you live in Fresno, California or the surrounding areas, you should contact Allbritten professional service technicians for new air conditioner installation.