With August approaching, the Florida heat is now beginning to reach its peak. If your home’s air conditioner is on its last legs, July is not exactly the best time to see it break down entirely, especially for here in the Melbourne and Space Coast FL areas.
How can you really know when your AC needs replacing? Before you wake up one hot summer morning to the unpleasant surprise of a non-functioning AC, have a look at Duron Smith A/C & Heat’s handy list of three red flags that your system may be on its last stretch.
1) The AC is leaking.
Naturally, you might finish that sentence by asking, “Leaking what?” The answer is that any leak is not good, but here we’re talking specifically about refrigerant. If your AC is leaking refrigerant, it is probably from a lack of regular maintenance. A leak check could be performed to find and fix the leak. If you suspect your AC is leaking refrigerant, be sure to schedule AC repair for your Melbourne, FL, home as soon as possible to prevent running out of cold air during the hottest days of summer.
2) Odd noises.
If your air conditioner is emitting strange noises, this may signal a system problem. Clunking, rattling sounds may indicate loose parts, while a squeaking or whining sound might be a motor or belt issue.
3) Your AC is more than ten years old.
If your air conditioning system is more than a decade old, you may want to consider having it replaced. AC systems gradually become less efficient as they age, and a new air conditioner from Duron Smith A/C & Heat could be both more energy- and cost-efficient, not to mention that a new 12-year warranty will help ensure you keep cooler during the summer heat.
Do you have questions about air conditioner maintenance for your Melbourne, FL, home? With same-price service seven days a week, a 12-year warranty, and 100% guaranteed satisfaction, Duron Smith A/C & Heat is there for you. Schedule an appointment online now for your free new AC estimate, or contact us today by calling 321-452-3553.