There are plenty of things you might notice that clearly indicate it’s
time for a new air conditioning system, but sometimes problems aren’t
that easy to detect. Not only are certain issues not detectable by the
naked eye, things may seem like they’re working just fine, when
in reality, your system is in the process of breaking down. See below
for a few uncommon signs that it might be time for a new air conditioning system.
1 – Your Air Conditioner Won’t Turn Off
In some cases, homeowners wouldn’t consider this a problem. Some
people like it very cold in their home and some wouldn’t even realize
that the system has not shut down in a while. Pay close attention to when
your air conditioner cycles on and off, and it doesn’t shut down
at all for a few days, there might be a problem.
2 – Animals Have Infested The System
Believe it or not, animals may be able to get into your ductwork or even
your vents, not to mention how it easy it is for them to get into the
outdoor components. Keep an eye out for nests or other signs of wildlife.
3 – Those Loud Noises Aren’t Supposed To Happen
Sometimes, homeowners don’t even realize that the loud noises their
system makes are not normal. You should notice when your system kicks
on and off, but you should not be hearing anything that sounds like banging,
screeching or rattling.
4 – You’ve Had 2+ Repairs In The Last 10 Years
Although it may not seem like it’s very frequent, if your system
has required repairs two or more times in the last 10 years, it could
be a sign that it needs to be replaced.
5 – There’s An Odor Coming Through Your Vents
No, your air conditioning system isn’t supposed to be giving off
any odors. In fact, you shouldn’t smell anything at all as the air
comes through the vents. If you notice strange or foul odors, it’s
best to call in a professional right away.
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