AC Failure: 4 Keys Signs You Need a New Air Conditioning System

The AC unit or entire HVAC system is the most important part of your home. It takes a lot of energy to run. Thus, it is often the most expensive part of your energy bill. Of course, without it you risk having a temperature that is either way too hot or too cold for your family. So make sure to avoid these issues, including higher bills by recognizing the four key signs that you need a new system.

Leaking Fluids

Perhaps the biggest sign that it’s time to do something about your AC system is the leakage of any kind of fluid. Most often, this will be water. This can happen when the tank is full or when a pipe or fitting is leaking. It could require a quick fix or an entire replacement. Either way, be sure to get AC service today if that’s the case.

Banging or Clacking Noises

Your AC should run smoothly for the most part. A few noises here and there are not the end of the world. However, if you or your family notices odd clacking or banging noises, then something is not right. It might mean a pump or other mechanical aspect is failing and needs to be replaced. Call in the professionals to check it out, just to be safe.

Higher Energy Bills

Owning or renting a home is expensive enough. The last thing you want is a higher energy bill. Unfortunately, AC systems that are broken or failing will result in bills that boggle the mind. Don’t put up with outlandish prices, call in someone to take a look for you to fix the issue.

Taking Longer to Heat or Cool the Home

When you first got your air conditioning or moved into your home, it probably heated or cooled your home quickly with no problem. However, over time, you might have noticed that it takes longer and longer to get to your desired temperature. This probably isn’t just your perception, but an actual time difference that is created from an old and failing unit that needs be phased out. If you recognize big issues with your AC system, they are not something to play around with.

Not only are they annoying, but they will also cost you a lot more in the long run. Getting a new AC unit or getting it repaired in time will make all the difference in your bills, comfort, and peace of mind. So be alert and call in the pros when the four issues above start happening.


Author: Lizzie W

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.

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