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4 Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Going Out

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There is a high risk of your heaters, heat pumps, or air conditioners just not working if you have not upgraded your HVAC systems in recent years. Look at the last six months of your energy bills, are expenses increasing even though the temperatures falling? The overall efficiency and age of your HVAC units are a direct indication that your HVAC is slowly beginning to fail.

The longer you wait to replace your HVAC system as well, the greater the price. Not only are prices of AC systems increasing but as an HVAC system ages it too becomes more inefficient causing increased utility expenses.

Below are most common warning signs your AC is going out and needs to be replaced.

1. Your HVAC unit constantly needs repairs.

You should not need more than an annual maintenance service call for your HVAC system if it is in good working order. Consistent repair calls are a good indication things are starting to wear out and money might be better spent on replacing your HVAC system rather than repairing your HVAC system.

Even with proper maintenance sometimes things just wear out so occasional service calls are to be expected. This is especially true once it begins to heat up outside. Tampa’s high summer temperatures and extreme humidity can wreak havoc on HVAC systems so it is important they have been maintained and are ready prior to each summer season.

2. The AC unit fluctuates all day long, leaving you uncomfortable. 

Ever noticed fluctuations in comfort throughout the day? A properly sized and properly working HVAC system should be able to keep up with demand all day long. If you notice certain times of the day it cannot keep up or maybe certain areas of your home or business are warm, there may be something going on.

3. Musty smells from the air vents.

Air from the vents of the HVAC unit should smell fresh and clean at all times. If it smells a little odorous, there’s a good chance you may have a moisture problem somewhere. Addressing moisture problems is extremely important to protecting everyone’s health and preventing mold growth and spread.

4. The electricity bill has significantly increased for seemingly no reason.

As mentioned previously, the sudden explosion of your electric bill in Tampa, FL, indicates the failure of your system. An HVAC system that runs smoothly should not trigger an energy spike. If you look back at past years of usage and notice a large spike this year and nothing has changed with your everyday usage, you may have an HVAC problem that needs fixed.

What To Do if Your HVAC Unit Is Aging

Knowing the age of your HVAC system is a warning itself. Heating and Cooling systems being mechanical only last so long. When your system is around 10 years old it’s a good idea to be planning for a replacement system to ensure you have a reliable HVAC system for years to come.

If you notice signs your AC is going out, get in touch with our HVAC experts today.

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