Warning Signs You Need an AC Replacement

July 9, 2019

Replacing your AC unit may be necessary if you encounter the warning signs below. The best way to determine whether you need an AC replacement or repair is to have a qualified AC technician come out to your home to inspect it.

Warm Air Comes Out

If you notice warm or hot air coming out of your vents, this is a major sign that your system is not working. Your compressor may have failed, and this can be a major part to replace.

Your AC Unit Is Old

The average lifespan of a typical AC unit is between 10 to 15 years old, but this varies widely by model. If your unit is older than 10 years, you may want to have it inspected to see if it is on the verge of breaking down and requiring a major repair.

Refrigerant Leaks Around Your AC Unit

Refrigerant leaks can be caused by many things and can prevent your AC unit from cooling your home. It may be possible to have a refrigerant leak repaired, but frequent leaks or multiple leaks may be a sign that you should have the entire AC unit replaced.

Extra Humidity in Your Home

The AC unit should be removing excess humidity from your home in addition to cooling it. If you notice a buildup of extra humidity, this is an obvious sign that your AC unit is not working as it should.

Loud Noises Inside the AC Unit

Pay attention to the sound that your AC unit is making when it is turned on. If you notice a loud noise coming from somewhere inside the AC unit, this could mean that a belt has moved out of place. A skilled AC repair tech should take a look at it for any broken parts.

Finding Quality AC Replacement Services

Contact Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning in Guelph, Ontario, right away to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you to have your AC unit inspected or replaced. We also offer heating services, as well as, maintenance and repair options.

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