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Repair Or Replace: Your AC Questions Answered

Don’t know whether your air conditioning network needs repairs or replacement? If you are experiencing malfunctions, we are here to help! That’s why we here at Quality Degree, Inc. are answering all of your air conditioning concerns and questions today. We thought it prudent to outline the signs and symptoms of both a system in need of repairs and a system in need of replacement, so you know what to look for in the case of a breakdown this summer.

Here is your air conditioning guide:

Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Repairs

Your air conditioning system works around the clock to provide adequate cooling throughout your space. It is only natural that it experiences wear and tear over time. If you notice any of the following, your air conditioning unit needs professional repairs:

  • Insufficient Airflow: If you notice a dip in air pressure coming out of your ventilation system, your air ducts likely need cleaning or sealing.

  • Warm Air: If warm air is coming out of your air vents during a cooling cycle, your cooling agent is likely malfunctioning.

  • High Humidity: Properly functioning air conditioners wick away moisture. If your home is humid, your system needs professional attention.

  • Strange Odors: If you smell a musty odor emanating from your air conditioning unit, you may have a leak somewhere within your system. This can lead to mold growth. Have this addressed as soon as possible.

  • Unusual Noises: If you hear loud banging and clanking coming from your unit, your systems’ parts likely need fastening.

  • Water Leaks: If you notice pooling water or leaking water coming from any part of your air conditioner, contact a professional immediately.

Indicators That Your Air Conditioning System Needs Replacement

How do you know if it’s time for an entirely new air conditioning system? If your air conditioner aligns with any of the following symptoms, you need a new cooling network installed in your home:

  • Your air conditioning unit is short cycling.

  • Your current air conditioner is over 10 years old.

  • Your utility bill is outrageously high.

  • Your cooling system won’t turn on.

  • Your air conditioning system still uses R 22 Freon.

  • You experience frequent breakdowns.

  • Your air conditioner is not properly sized for your home.

  • Your past repairs are adding up, and cost more than a replacement.

Why Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance Is Important

You rely on your system, don’t you want to be able to trust that when you go to turn it on, it actually works? Maintenance provides that peace of mind. When it comes to air conditioning maintenance, a professional HVAC technician should come twice a year to perform a routine check-up on all of your equipment. This not only ensures that any minor malfunctions are caught before they become bigger problems, or cause more wear and tear on your unit, but also confirms that your system is running at peak efficiency.

An energy-efficient unit is a cost-effective one. When the summer comes along this is increasingly important, as your cooling costs will inherently increase. Knowing your system is operating optimally will keep those costs at a minimum. Not to mention, it is the eco-conscious thing to do. When your system is running like a well-oiled machine, it uses less energy. Both your environmental impact and your wallets will be better off for practicing routine maintenance.

Lastly, your air conditioner protects your home. As your system removes moisture from the air, it reduces the chances of foundational damage from buckling and warping. As you can see, your air conditioning system does a lot. It is important to show it some TLC a couple of times a year.

For air conditioning maintenance, repairs, and replacements, contact Quality Degree, Inc., at (610) 600-1108. We are here to keep you comfortable.