Our team here at Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc. understands how much you rely on your air conditioning to keep your home comfortable during the warmer months. However, just like anything else, your AC system will experience wear and tear and will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, we’ll be going over three signs that the time may be approaching for your air conditioning unit to be upgraded so you can be prepared for that possibility.
- It Smells Bad. One sign that your air conditioning system may need to be replaced soon is if it produces an unpleasant smell when it turns on. A musty smell can indicate that you have a mold problem, while a more pungent smell is usually caused by burned-out wire insulation. In either case, we recommend that you call our team at Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc. as soon as possible to check out the problem, as inhaling these substances can make you sick.
- Problems are Becoming More Frequent. While the above problem can sometimes be solved with repairs rather than full-scale replacement, when our experts weigh the options we always take the frequency of this and other problems into account. The occasional problem with your air conditioning doesn’t necessarily mean that your whole system is due for replacement, but if those problems are becoming more and more frequent, you should start to think about the relative costs of repairs vs. getting a new system.
- Electric Bills Have Gone Up. In our experience here at Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc., another common indicator that your air conditioning unit is nearing the end of its life is an increase in its energy consumption, which will be reflected in a higher energy bill. If you find that you’re spending more and more money on your utility bill, it may be because your air conditioning is becoming less efficient and could use replacement.