We’re in the thick of winter weather here in Birmingham, so you might not think about your air conditioning system often. Think back to summer for just a second, were there any problems that prevented you from staying cool? Did you notice any peculiarities in your system that you shrugged off or neglected to schedule appointments for? Now is the time to think about your air conditioning system. We understand why it’s hard to call for service in the summer, you don’t want your air conditioner to be out of commission even for a day in our muggy heat. Now that it’s winter, you can replace your air conditioning system without incident. If you need superior residential AC services in Birmingham, then contact our team today.
The Warning Signs
Don’t wait until your air conditioner has completely failed to consider replacing your system. Watch out for these symptoms, they’re signs that it’s time to replace.
Your Cooling Bills are Way Too High
If you’re running your air conditioner at low temperatures for long amounts of time, you can expect high cooling bills but if you’re running your air conditioner reasonably and you still have sky high heating bills, it might be time to replace your heating system. High heating bills with no clear cause are a symptom of air conditioning inefficiency. Air conditioner inefficiency is caused by neglect. If you haven’t had your system serviced in over a couple years, then it’s likely that your system isn’t clean or has a few loose parts causing it to run under condition.
When your system is inefficient, it has to work much harder to provide you with cool air. You probably won’t notice this struggle in your home, but this problem is typically well reflected in a homeowner’s energy bills. It’s smarter to replace your system rather than throwing money away into an outdated system.
Your air conditioner should last you around a decade. This unit can last longer if you treat it well, but every system has an expiration date. If you’ve had your air conditioning unit for 10-15 years and you constantly have problems that constitute repair needs, you should shift your focus away from immediate problem solving and shift it toward replacement. An old unit isn’t going to suddenly spring back to life, buying a new, efficient unit will save you money.
Odd Noises During Operation
Do you hear odd noises when you run your air conditioner? Watch out for noises like these:
- Banging or rattling
- Screeching, squeaking, or whining
These noises all indicate a problem somewhere in your air conditioner, a professional from our team can help you determine the origin of the problem. If your air conditioner has seemed to turn into a symphony of odd noises and when you fix one another arises, it’s time to replace the entire system.
Need Help Choosing?
We know it can be daunting choosing the right system for your home with so many options on the market. Our professionals are smart, conscientious, experienced for this reason and we’ll help you choose the best system to keep your home cool all summer long.