HVAC functions to make sure that the temperature in your home stays at your perfect temperature and that your air quality remains high. In the heat of the summer, your air conditioning unit is a necessity.

Top 3 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs Replacing

A lot of issues with air conditioning in Edmonton or elsewhere simply warrant a visit from a professional to serve up a minor repair; this unfortunately isn’t always true, so it is important to be aware of the telltale signs that the unit is breaking down.

1. Strange Noises Coming From The Unit

If your air conditioning unit is making strange popping, knocking or squealing noises when you start it up, then this could either be a loose screw or a sign that something much bigger is going wrong.

2. Is Your Unit Around 12 Years Old?

Edmonton air conditioning units tend to have a shelf life of around 12 years. This doesn’t necessarily mean that if your unit is 11 and a half years old you have 6 months left; it does mean that saving for a possible replacement and having regular checkups on your existing unit would identify any imminent problems.

Telling your air conditioning unit’s age is very simple: the serial number will be marked on the unit, it will start with a letter and then have a series of numbers. It will look something like D12345678. D is the 4th letter of the alphabet, so this stands for the 4th month i.e. April and the next two numbers (1 and 2) are the year of manufacture i.e. 2012.

3. Air Conditioning Unit Won’t Turn On

If your normally trusty air conditioning unit decides with no warning that it will not turn on, then it is definitely time to call a professional. There are a wealth of intricate parts that could break down and mean an expensive fix or new unit; on the other hand, it could be something very simple that will cost very little.

It would be great if you can take precautionary cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis. However, the reality is that most homeowners tend to forget about their HVACs until it starts acting out. Then, that’s the only time they will take notice.

In the event that the damage is already done, then the next step to do is for you to call on your trusted maintenance and repair company, such as Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd.