7 Signs That Your Air Conditioning (AC) Needs Replacement
May 11, 2023 in Blogs
Imagine that it’s the middle of the summer and it’s a super hot day in Dubai. You are beating the heat and the first thing you do is go for the air conditioner, right? What if the air-conditioner is acting unusual? Panic kicks in. What do you do? Try to figure out what’s wrong all by yourself. That’s a household or business nightmare you don’t want to run into in the middle of the summer. And that’s why you should recognize the tell-tale signs that your AC needs to be replaced, before it springs unwanted surprises or actually bites the dust.
In the hot summers of Dubai, air conditioners make life so much easier and comfortable, and more relaxing. But unlike other applications, air conditioners also have a limited life span. For the important signs, please keep in mind the following and reach out to experts if you notice anything unusual-
1. Poor Air Flow
This is probably the only sign that is noticeable in the early stages of problems. Less air or no airflow from the vents will not be able to circulate the air properly. Hence, your air conditioner will not be able to cool your place. As soon as the summer hits, your home will get uncomfortable quickly. In general, a problem with restricted air flow points to trouble with your compressor or your air ducts. We can diagnose AC issues and then work fast on the solution to your problem.
2. Warm Air from the Vents
It is so disappointing to lean towards your air conditioner for a blast of icy relief only to be met with warm air. If your air conditioner is pouring warm air into your house, it will not be long before the whole house is hot. As soon as you notice the warmth coming from your air conditioning vents, contact your repair tech. You could have a compressor problem that keeps the compressor from cooling the air. It could also be happening because your refrigerant level is too low. Or, you could have a completely unrelated issue with your air ducts that puts air from the outside into your house. For something this crucial to your family’s comfort, get a repair expert to pinpoint and fix the problem.
3. Unusual Sounds from Your Unit
Air Conditioners usually don’t make loud noises when it is in operation, but when they do, you need to definitely contact a professional to check on it. But if your air conditioner starts to make new or louder noises suddenly, the sound could point you in trouble. For example, if your outdoor unit clicks but won’t come on, you could have a problem with the electrical portion of some components. If it clicks while it is in operation, the fan on the outside unit could have something blocking it. Squealing noises often signal fan belt trouble, while screeching sounds could mean you have bearings in your fan motor going bad.
When you have an experienced AC repair professional taking care of your HVAC system, they will know what each different sound indicates. Then, they will be able to resolve your problems efficiently, and effectively.
4. Foul Odors from Your AC
Is there a strange smell coming from the air your AC is pumping into your home? Besides filling your home’s interior with an unpleasant odor, it tells you that you need AC repair fast. It could be one of several issues. Two of these problems are electrical trouble and contamination by mold. Either of these problems spells danger for your family’s health and safety. Mold spores could be pouring in through your vents and spreading them everywhere. This would give off a musty odor, while electrical trouble lets out a burning smell. Both are serious issues that need to be taken care of immediately.
5. Moisture Leaking in or Around Your AC Unit
Not all moisture you see near your HVAC unit is a sign of trouble. There is a certain amount of condensation that your system has to deal with that is perfectly normal. If you notice the water puddling and growing, or it is a strange color, you need a repair expert. Refrigerant leaks are the most dangerous type of air conditioner leak, since the refrigerant is toxic. You do not want refrigerants available for your pets or children to be exposed to this.
6. Repeated Repairs
Have you had to call your AC repair company several times within the past few months? If it seems you see the repair tech more than your friends, your unit may be trying to tell you it is time for a replacement. As your air conditioner ages, the parts on it start to wear out. A continual string of repair issues may be a signal that your unit needs replacing. Have your HVAC repair professional take a look at your system. If you are looking at constant repair problems until the unit fails completely, you may be better off getting a new HVAC.
Make sure you have your air conditioner installed by an experienced professional. Only then will you be assured you are getting the right size unit with a proper installation? That will give you the highest efficiency and the longest life from your air conditioner. This a guarantee we are not shy of taking when it comes to AC Repair and Maintenance.
7. Unexpected Rise in Electricity Bills
Are your electricity bills suddenly higher than usual? It could be due to a drop in your air conditioner’s efficiency. If your bills just don’t balance with your monthly usage, you should have your air conditioner expert check it out. They can get your air conditioning working right again, so your bills can return back to normal.