3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Patrick's HVAC August 03, 2018

At Patrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that an air conditioner can malfunction in a wide variety of ways. From faulty wiring to refrigerant leaks and even broken thermostats, we’ve seen it all.

While our friendly and experienced technicians provide some of the best AC repairs in Ocala, FL, there are some air conditioners that would be more economical to replace than repair, and others that are simply beyond repair.

In this post, we’ll talk about three common air conditioning symptoms that can indicate it’s time to upgrade your air conditioning equipment, so if any of them happen to you, you’ll be able to make an informed decision moving forward.

  1. The System is Blowing Warm Air

If your home cooling system is producing warm air, it could be a sign that your AC is either out of refrigerant or more likely, your AC may have a refrigerant leak. If you have an air conditioner that uses R-22 refrigerant, refilling the refrigerant can be very expensive due to the North American phase-out of this chemical for its damaging effect on ozone.

You can determine the refrigerant your air conditioner uses by looking at the label on your compressor. If yours uses R-410A or another refrigerant, a refill may be more affordable. If your system uses R-22, we strongly suggest you upgrade to a newer system.

  1. Not Much Air is Coming from the Vents

If your air conditioner does not pump out much or any air through the vents, there could be a few different problems. It could be that your compressor is failing, or it may indicate that your ventilation ducts are damaged.

If you suspect your compressor is failing, don’t ignore it. Give us a call right away to prevent further damage and to minimize the increased energy costs that come when your home is not cooling properly.

  1. Your AC is 10+ Years Old

Heating and cooling technicians across the country will tell you that it pays to upgrade your air conditioning system if it’s ten or more years old and suffers a breakdown. While a repair might solve a new problem temporarily, AC equipment this old will be prone to more breakdowns and are likely less energy-efficient than the latest AC products on the market.

To save money not only on AC repair in The Village, FL, and surrounding areas, but on monthly cooling costs as well, we recommend upgrading your old AC to one of our energy-efficient air conditioners this summer.

At Patrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to save our customers money however we can, which is why we’ll suggest upgrading to new equipment when a repair will ultimately be more costly. For more information on our energy-efficient air conditioners or to schedule an appointment, call Patrick’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-236-0400 today.


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