We only have about a month left of summer left, but that’s still plenty of time for something to go wrong with your AC. You’ve been running that AC almost all summer, and that might be enough for it to break down. Sometimes you’ll be able to get it fixed by calling us for an AC repair. However, there’s always the chance that breakdown represents your AC breathing its last. It’s useful for homeowners to know when they may soon have to get an AC replacement for their Springfield home. At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you learn when you should call us!
Here are five things that should get you calling for an AC replacement for your Springfield home:
A refrigerant leak is a serious problem. Not only is the presence of a refrigerant leak a sign your AC has major damage, but the refrigerant can be harmful to you and your family. Some symptoms of refrigerant inhalation include nausea, chemical burns on the skin, and headaches. It’s sometimes possible to fix the damage, but other times, you’ll have to go buy a new AC.
As a major appliance, AC units usually make a bit of noise when running. However, AC units get particularly noisy when they’ve got some internal problems going on. Noises like banging and rattling usually mean one of the AC unit’s parts is acting up. Ignoring this can result in major damage so call us to diagnose and fix the problem.
It’s always possible you have an AC that’s too old to properly cool your home. The National Association of Home Builders says a well-maintained AC can last ten to fifteen years, so you should get shopping when yours hits ten. However, replacing your AC due to age isn’t all bad. Not only are newer AC units more energy-efficient, but they’re guaranteed to have switched away from the outdated R22 refrigerant.
As AC units get older, they cost more to repair and need more frequent repairs. If you get too many of these repairs, you may wind up spending more than it would cost to get a new AC, especially since you likely won’t have a warranty that covers older AC units. Getting a new AC not only slows the tide of repairs but also gets you a new warranty to help pay for repairs.
No cool air
When you purchased your AC, you expected it to blow cool air for you. If it isn’t blowing cool air, you know something’s wrong with the AC. When it comes to what exactly, there are a variety of reasons it’s not working. Give us a call so one of our technicians can take a look.
Why call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to replace my AC?
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield we have the knowledge and expertise to install, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning systems. Our team of technicians is available for emergency services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and have many appointment options to choose from. Whether you need to schedule a service check, need your existing equipment repaired, or you need a new installation, we can provide you the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for your household. Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about replacing your AC!