One of the most expensive appliances that is a part of your home is your air conditioning unit. It is used in almost all seasons to either cool or heat the house. This is done by a thermostat that is set to a specific temperature and the unit will circulate the air in the home and will get the home to the desired degrees. If you have ever had your air conditioning unit go out, you know that it usually happens at the peak of the season. This is either in the middle of summer or the dead of winter, which are the worst times to have a problem. What can you do to make sure that your AC does not go dead on you?
Extreme Air Conditioning and Heating has prepared a list of warning signs and actions to help prevent your air conditioning unit from going out.
Maintenance: The first thing that you can do is make sure that you have a maintenance plan with an expert air conditioning company. They will come out and inspect and tune up the unit and make recommendations for small repairs and replacements that may need to be done. When you have a maintenance plan, the longer your unit will run and the more efficient it will work.
High Energy Cost: If you have not had your unit maintained properly you need to know what to look out for so that you have an idea when the unit might need to be replaced. One of the biggest tells that you may have a unit that is about to go out is that you are using more energy than normal. When the unit has to work harder because the mechanisms are malfunctioning, the higher amount of energy is used. You can tell when you look at your power bill. If you notice a jump in the amount of energy that you are using it may be time to have your HVAC system looked at by a professional.
10 Years: Many units have been made to work for about 10 years. If you have had yours maintained throughout those years it can last up to another 5 years. If you have a unit that is about at the 10 year mark you may need to start saving for a new unit. The chances that it will have run its course is pretty much determined.
Loud Noises: Another reason you can tell that your unit might be struggling to work correctly is when it starts to make noises. If you start to hear loud bangs or bumps or the motor is louder than normal you may be in need of a new unit.
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If you are concerned that you may be having any of these symptoms you can call Extreme Air Conditioning and Heating for an inspection and fall tune up.