AC repair in Lake City, FL isn’t just about calling a team of professionals when something’s wrong. Ideally, you should be doing that anyways. Problems with air conditioners can range from minor repairs that can be taken care of in a yearly maintenance appointment, to large-scale repairs that cost almost half the price of a new system. While repairs are great to have and usually more affordable than replacements, replacing your air conditioner could be a necessary long term solution to your AC problems.
So, is your air conditioner on its way out? Are you sure repairs are enough this time, and you won’t be calling us again for repairs 6 months down the line? If you’re the least bit unsure, then don’t worry, many homeowners are. Keep reading and we’ll let you know if you should be considering an air conditioner replacement before things really start heating up.
Signs of a Failing System
Air conditioners can be obvious when they’re starting to have trouble. We’d recon that some of these signs are hard to miss. The problem is that most homeowners don’t necessarily think they signal to a replacement rather than simple repairs.
- Lukewarm or hot air. If the temperatures are unbearable outside, it might be hard for your AC to reach the number set on your thermostat. Understandably, an air conditioner can only cool your home about 20 degrees below what it might be outside. That being said, if your AC is actively contributing to the scorching temperatures by blowing out warm or even hot air, then you’ve got a serious problem on your hands. You could have a broken compressor or a leaking refrigerant line to deal with, which are both expensive procedures that can far outweigh the cost of a new system.
- Problematic sounds. An air conditioner is supposed to function quietly in the background. If you’re having to scream your conversations because it’s being too loud to hear anything in your home, then there’s definitely something wrong. From grinding, to squealing, to screeching, whatever the sound may be—it isn’t good. Contact a professional to get to the bottom of it.
- Frequent repairs. Are you constantly calling us or another local HVAC company because of your faulty system? Sure, an air conditioner might need repairs once every few years, but multiple repairs in a year is never something that you should deal with. Give us a call to discuss a replacement option so you can stop being hassled by a faulty machine.
- Expensive repairs. One or two repairs might cost a good amount of money, but it should never be worth more than a new replacement might be. The truth is, having multiple expensive repairs done on a system that’s reaching 10, 15, or even 20 years is never a good sign. If the amount of money you’re paying in repairs is half or more than the cost of a replacement, definitely go with the replacement.
Take this list with you and give your system a good look. Think it’s about time for an AC replacement? Give our team a call today.
The team at North Central Florida Air Conditioning can help you out. All you have to do is call. Improving lives by improving homes.