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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Needs Replacing

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Needs Replacing

The days are counting down to the official start of summer, but the heat waves could strike at any time: make sure that you’re ready with an effective and efficient air conditioning system to keep your home cool. Now is the time to schedule repairs, maintenance, and—if necessary—a replacement AC.

Aging air conditioners send warning signs that they are reaching the end of their lifespan and should be replaced. Here are three indications that your home’s air conditioning in West Hartford, CT is on its last legs. If you think the time has come for new AC installation, call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll determine if your current system should be retired and help you find and install the right replacement unit.

Warning Signs of Impending Air Conditioner Replacement

  1. Continual loud operation: When an AC reaches the point where its components have worn down beyond the point where repairs can reverse the downward trend, the system will start to produce an unusual amount of noise while it runs. Grinding, groaning, and screeching sounds will be most common. A single odd noise will point toward a repair need, but when the air conditioner makes loud noise consistently, then its compressor is probably close to breaking and you should have the system replaced.
  2. Elevated bills: The same wear and tear that will cause noisy operation will also cause the air conditioner to work harder to perform its job. With proper maintenance, an AC will maintain 95% of its efficiency for most of its lifespan, but it will quickly decline during the last two years. If you’ve noticed a steady build in your electrical bills whenever you run the air conditioner, and neither maintenance nor repairs affect it, then you should consider a replacement.
  3. Excessive repair needs: During the final two years of an AC’s life when its efficiency starts to drop is also when it will require the most repairs. Look over your recent repair bills: if it costs more than $500 in repairs to keep the AC running, then it is no longer cost-effective and replacement is the more economical option.

Air conditioners can last 10–15 years with proper maintenance (depending on the model). If your system is at the outer edge of its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, any of the above signs means that the time has arrived to call for professional installers to replace it.

Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning offers full services for air conditioning in West Hartford, CT. Let us help you choose the ideal new system to cool down your home this summer and let us install it so it will give you years of trouble-free comfort. Give us a call today!

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May 16, 2014 | Categories: Air Conditioning Service

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