Signs You Need Air Conditioner Repair or Replacement

Repairman tightening fan shroud on outside air conditioning unit

Aren’t sure if you need air conditioning repair? We understand homeowners struggle with knowing when to call HVAC contractors. Fortunately, we’ve created a list of signs you should watch out for if you suspect you need AC repair. Keep in mind that some of these signs could also indicate you should start planning for air conditioning replacement. Our contractors will be able to tell the difference so you can make the best choice for your home and stay comfortable year-round.

For more information, call us today to set up a time for air conditioner repair. Our HVAC contractors are also more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

AC is More Than 15 Years Old

Air conditioners tend to last 15 to 20 years before they need replacing. This is why it’s important to know how old your air conditioner is so that you can start budgeting for air conditioning replacement. If your air conditioner is approaching the end of its natural lifespan, you’ll want to start saving money right away.

High Energy Bills

If you have high energy bills, you may want to consider an energy efficient air conditioner when it comes time for replacement. For air conditioners, energy efficiency is measured in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). In other words, SEER measures how much energy your air conditioner uses to produce a certain amount of cool air.

A high SEER rating indicates high energy efficiency. However, the optimal SEER rating will depend on the climate and the size of your home. When your air conditioner doesn’t use as much energy to keep your home comfortable, you’ll be able to enjoy lower energy bills.

Frequent AC Repairs

If you are constantly paying for air conditioner repair, you may be better off replacing the unit. While air conditioner repairs cost less in the short-term, they add up over time. If you are making constant repairs, you’d be better off using that money for a new air conditioning unit than to prolong the inevitable.

AC Doesn’t Match Thermostat Settings

If the temperature inside your home or commercial building is still uncomfortable after adjusting the thermostat, we recommend calling one of our HVAC contractors. While a repair may be all that’s needed to fix the problem, it may also be a sign that your air conditioner is on its way out. Air conditioners are designed to cool and dehumidify your home. When they stop working properly, you’ll need to call our HVAC contractors as soon as possible.

High Humidity

Did you know that your air conditioner is responsible for removing humidity from indoor air? If you notice your home or commercial building getting more humid, this may be a sign that the air conditioner isn’t working properly. If this is the case, you’ll want to call us to determine if air conditioning replacement is necessary.

Our Grand Ledge HVAC contractors work hard to earn your business by providing air conditioner repair and other heating and cooling services. To schedule a time for air conditioner repair, call Superior Home Comfort at (517) 925-1343.