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6 warning signs it’s time to replace your air conditioner

6 warning signs it’s time to replace your air conditioner

Published: January 05, 2022 Last Updated: January 18, 2022

No one wants to think about their air conditioner breaking down in the middle of summer, but it’s important to be prepared. If you’re noticing any of the following signs, it might be time to replace your AC unit. Keep reading for a few warning signs so you know when it’s time to look for a new air conditioner.

1. Your AC needs repairing often

If little things keep going wrong with the unit requiring regular visits from the aircon technician it could be more cost-effective to replace the whole unit. A good quality new air conditioner will provide hassle-free cooling and heating for many years, plus it will be covered by the manufacturer's warranty for added peace of mind.

2. You have to constantly adjust the temperature in order to keep your home comfortable.

When your air conditioner is constantly working to keep the temperature constant inside, it could be time for a new one. A new unit will work to keep your home comfortable, even if you’re not adjusting the temperature.

When it comes time for a replacement air conditioner, make sure you know what size is necessary for your space. If an AC unit is too big or too small, it won’t be as efficient as one that fits properly. Speak to your local air conditioning specialist for specific advice on cooling or heating your home.

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3. The aircon is leaking water or refrigerant

If your aircon is leaking water or refrigerant, it could definitely be time for a new one. Not only is this a sign that your AC is in need of replacement, but it can also be dangerous to you and your family.

Leaks can cause mould growth and other serious health problems, so don’t wait until your AC is leaking to replace it.

4. The unit is making strange noises

If your air conditioner is making strange noises, this could be a warning sign that the unit is about to break down.

When shopping for a replacement air conditioner, make sure you ask an expert at the store about which models are quietest. You don’t want an AC that makes a lot of noise or distracts you from your day.

5. The energy bills have been getting progressively higher

If you’ve noticed that your energy bills have been getting progressively higher instead of lower, it might be time to replace the AC unit. Not only will a new air conditioner help save money on your monthly bill, but it could also keep you healthier by removing pollen and other allergens from indoor spaces.

6. There's an odd smell coming from the aircon unit

If you’re noticing an odd smell coming from your air conditioning system, this could be a sign that the coils are dirty or that there is mould growing inside the unit.

A new air conditioner can help remove smells and allergens from your home, making it more comfortable to live in. When shopping for a replacement, make sure to ask about the filters and other features that will help keep your home healthy.

Get help from an aircon expert

If you experience any of these air conditioning issues, then it’s best to call a specialist.

Our qualified air conditioning technicians can look at these issues and help you decide whether it is more sensible to repair or replace your air conditioning unit, taking into account all of the factors. Getting your air conditioner replaced can often be cheaper instead of having it repaired when considering all costs over the lifetime of the air conditioner. Especially taking into account the new warranty you will get with your new model. And we have great financing packages available which give you lots of flexibility.

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