Air conditioning repairs can only go so far in some circumstances. Sometimes it’s better to replace your unit to ensure reliable, energy efficient heating and cooling. Tony Stephens Refrigeration offers air conditioning installation and repair services across Gympie, the Wide Bay and South Burnett regions. Here are eight signs it’s time for you to replace your home air conditioning system.
1. Reduced Airflow
Poor airflow can be due to obstructions in the system, or it can be a sign the compressor is on its way out. This can result in poor performance, with rooms staying too hot or cold regardless of temperature settings.
2. Leaks or Excess Moisture
If you notice leaks or a lot of condensation in your home after using your air conditioner, it’s a sign you may need significant air conditioning repairs or a replacement.
3. Inconsistent Temperatures
You may find that your air conditioning unit doesn’t blow hot or cold air according to your temperature settings. This can be a sign of low refrigerant levels, a faulty compressor or other internal components being damaged.
4. Short Cycling
Many air conditioning units cycle on and off to maintain a set temperature, however, frequent stopping and starting can be a sign of malfunction. Short cycling overworks your unit and results in further deterioration.
5. Odd Noises or Smells
If you notice hissing, clanking or buzzing noises, it can be a sign that components are malfunctioning or faulty. Unpleasant odours can also be a sign of damaged components or dirty, mouldy filters or ductwork.
Your home air conditioning system shouldn’t need servicing more than once or twice a year to run in top condition. If you find you need repairs or servicing more frequently than that, it may be time for a replacement.
7. Increased Energy Bills
A sudden increase in energy costs that’s out of step with your energy supplier’s rates may be due to an older, inefficient air conditioning unit that’s suffered a lot of wear and tear, which will use more energy to maintain target temperatures.
8. Over 10 Years Old
If your air conditioning unit is over 10 years old, it’s likely to be inefficient due to it being subject to different energy efficient standards as well as wear and tear from old age.
Replacement Air Conditioning Installation in Gympie
Interested in a new air conditioning unit? Contact the experts at Tony Stephens Refrigeration by calling 07 5482 8100 or contact us online for a free quote.