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Signs That It’s Time to Either Repair or Replace Your AC

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July 1, 2021

A working air conditioner is incredibly vital for you and your family’s health and well-being, especially during hot summers. It is a key part of the HVAC system in most residences and offices as it provides a better quality of life and safety as well.

There are many benefits to having an air conditioner in the home. 

  • Air conditioning filters keep bugs out better than an open window does
  • Better sleep, since people sleep better in colder conditions
  • Dehydration risks are significantly reduced
  • Helps work performance improve by creating a more comfortable environment
  • Keeps electronics from overheating
  • Lessens the risk of heatstroke through keeping a steady, cool environment
  • Provides a cool environment for indoor exercise
  • Reduces the possibility of an asthma attack

Given all those perks listed above, which are only a select handful, it is vital to take the best care of your AC. It is crucial to be aware of the signs that it’s time to either repair or replace your AC. Here are four of those signs:

Faulty Thermostat

Your AC has a command center in its thermostat, letting it know how much cool air it needs to generate. It also takes measurements to make sure the job is being done. Either your AC will run for quick bursts then shut off, or it won’t turn on at all. When this happens, there is a big chance that the thermostat cannot gauge if the unit works or is essentially broken.

Foul Odor

There is absolutely no reason for your AC to smell awful or, at least, bad. If that happens, then something is clearly wrong. When the smell is musty, you most likely have mould within the ductwork or the unit. In the event of a pungent odour, the unit’s inner wire insulation is likely burnt. Any sort of unpleasant smell coming from your AC should be addressed immediately with the help of a professional who can swiftly and properly diagnose the issue, and know how to best address the problem.

Warm Air

Having an AC just sitting there looking cool is pointless. There is no point owning one if it does not do the job it is meant to do—help you and your family stay comfortable over the summer months. If there is warm air blowing through the vents instead of cold, you have a breaking AC on your hands. This means that it needs immediate attention.

Weak Air Flow

Sometimes, instead of having warm air, there is barely any air from the vents. It is possible to have cool air coming out of the vents so weakly, it does not circulate the room. Usually, it means that the compressor of the AC unit is failing. However, it can also mean that there is an issue with the ducts. 

Conclusion

The value of an AC unit is particularly notable when the summer heat kicks in. Despite keeping it in the best possible condition, several problems can arise. When you spot these signs, it may be time for a repair or replacement care of a trusted HVAC professional.

Need a reliable air conditioner repair service? Contact LG Home Comfort today! We provide AC repair, maintenance and installation.