Your air conditioner will let you know that it needs a little TLC well before it totally throws in the towel.
You just need to know the common signs to look out for.
- THE AC UNIT IS BLOWING WARM AIR
This is not the purpose of an air conditioner and you know it! As soon as your unit begins to blow air that is just not cold enough, it’s high time to call in the HVAC professionals.
- THE AIR CONDITIONING THERMOSTAT IS FAULTY
Your air conditioning thermostat is what controls the entire operation of your AC unit. Basically, it tells your air conditioner how much cool air to deliver, while measuring the temperature to ensure it’s doing a good job.
- UNUSUAL NOISES COMING FROM THE AC UNIT
These unusual noises are characterized by a grinding, scraping or squealing sound coming from inside the AC unit. This is a sign of an internal belt slipping out of place when the unit is turned on.
These sounds should not be ignored as loose pieces can damage other internal parts of the AC unit, leading to a much larger, more costly issue.
- FREQUENTLY RE-OCCURRING AC ISSUES
If your air conditioner is giving you issues on the regular i.e., more than three-four issues in a few months, it could be time for a replacement.
As a general rule-of-thumb, you shouldn’t need to air conditioning more than once a year, at most. Regular maintenance is advised at the change of each major season though.
So, if your air conditioner is persistently faulty, it may be worth your while forking out for a new one, than wasting money on costly repairs!
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