Staying cool at home is important, particularly during the sweltering hot summer months. In fact, keeping your house at the right temperature can be an important part of maintaining a safe and healthy environment as well. Therefore, letting your air conditioner get to a point where the system totally malfunctions can be a threat to your comfort and well-being. Instead of allowing potential problems to disrupt you, your home, and your loved ones, know what signs to look for that the air conditioning system needs to be replaced.

Potential Safety Hazards

As with any appliance, a broken or old air conditioning system could create a fire hazard. If you have been noticing a burning smell, for example, coming from the system or if the units are overheating, you must call a professional to handle the issue immediately.

Random Shut-offs

Unless there is some identifiable cause, such as a power outage in the neighborhood, your air conditioning system should not randomly shut off. An air conditioner that constantly turns off could indicate an electrical issue in the home, which needs to be addressed by professionals, but this problem could also be a sign that the entire system needs to be replaced. In other words, the issue might be within the unit or system itself.

Broken Thermostat

Knowing the exact temperature in your house is important. Even when the air is still flowing into the house, a broken thermostat makes it difficult to program the right temperature. For example, you might want the house to be at a certain temperature by the time you return home from work, but a broken thermostat prevents you from accomplishing this goal.

Old Age

Depending upon the type of system in your home, the air conditioning might function effectively for a number of years. However, if the system has exceeded its lifespan, you may want to replace it before real problems start to manifest. The system is likely going to be in need of replacement soon anyway, so scheduling the work allows you to have more control over the situation. You could also choose from new gadgets, such as a smart thermostat, that make managing your home easier.

Unusual Sounds and Smells

Your air conditioner should not have an unpleasant odor. A strange smell could indicate burning of the internal parts, or a buildup of mold might have occurred in the system, which can impact your health. Also, air conditioning systems should be relatively quiet. In the event that your air conditioner is constantly emitting strange smells or is causing a lot of noise in the house, consider a replacement.

Excessively High Bills

Getting a replacement could also help to lower bills. For example, an older air conditioning system might use up more energy, thereby increasing your monthly bill. Furthermore, if you constantly have to get repairs done on the system, you could put this money toward a total replacement instead. Some people are hesitant to replace their air conditioning systems because of the associated costs. However, in the end, a new system can actually save you a significant amount of money.

Weak or Warm Air

The purpose of an air conditioning system is to keep your home cool and comfortable. If the air is not blowing properly or if the temperature isn’t getting low enough, the system isn’t functioning as it should be. In some cases, professionals might be able to diagnose and repair the system. However, in the event that this issue is recurring, a replacement is generally the better option. For example, the system might malfunction because of its age, which means the problems are likely to return in the future. The system might also be fighting to reduce the temperature, which typically also means wasted energy and money.

Texas Pride Heating & Air, with locations in both Haltom City and Southlake, can provide you with all of your heating and cooling needs. Whether you want to install a new air conditioning system or have repairs done to your current one, the experts are there to help. Other services provided by our professionals include insulation, ventilation, and indoor air quality checks. Our company, which offers residential and commercial HVAC installation, service, and maintenance, serves Southlake and the surrounding areas and offers financing deals and 24/7 emergency service. Contact Texas Pride Heating & Air to schedule an appointment today.

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Chastain Mills
Chastain Mills

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