Is It Time to Replace Your AC?

Is it time to replace your air conditioner with Lion Home Services?

Malfunctioning Air Conditioner?

Lion Home Service Knows When to Repair or Replace Your AC

An AC breakdown is never a pleasant experience. Especially given that your units tend to fail on scorching days. Generally, failures are the result of pushing already damaged components. There are, however, several symptoms that signal an imminent failure of your air conditioner. While the layman may not know what to look for, the service experts at Lion Home Service are well versed in the design of many air conditioner make and models. We would be proud to share our experience with you to help you recognize any faults in your system. If you find yourself experiencing any of the following problems with your AC, then it may be time for a replacement.

Constant AC Malfunctions

Every appliance inevitably fails. However, if these failures begin to become a regular occurrence, it may point to a more significant problem. Once an air conditioner starts to regularly experience any of the following, it may be time to replace your unit.

Signs to Watch For

  • Loud Knocks or Banging
  • Unknown Odors
  • Uneven Temperature Distribution
  • Improper Temperature Levels
  • Power Cycling

If you’ve reached your wit’s end because any of these malfunctions are repeatedly occurring in your system, contact Lion Home Service. We will inspect your air conditioner and advise you on whether to proceed with repairs or a complete replacement.

Utility Bills Skyrocket

If you’re considering replacing your air conditioner, then it may be because you have noticed your utility bills suddenly rise. While there may be several causes for this, a malfunctioning air conditioner will run up your electricity bill. The increase in your account may result from an electrical problem or a sign that your AC works much harder than it needs to. Depending on the extent of your unit’s issues, a replacement may be the only solution to your problems. Of course, a new appliance that functions correctly will help you save money in the long run by lowering your overall usage of electricity.

Increased Need For Repairs

While all air conditioners need to be serviced from time to time, a unit that seems to require constant repairs is a problem. There may be an underlying problem that negates all of the hard work service experts put into repairing individual issues. It may also be that your AC is experiencing the end of its life. In this situation, it would be wiser to replace the entire air conditioner rather than individual parts. The latter would only prolong a slow demise for your AC.

Repair Costs Are Beginning to Add Up

If you are particularly attached to your air conditioner, you may be committed to repairing any issues that come up. While there is nothing wrong with being proud of your unit’s upkeep, the cost of these repairs will eventually stack up. Rather than use your money to repair your old unit, it would be far more cost-efficient to purchase a replacement. Newer air conditioner models run more efficiently than the older models currently found in most homes and are less needy for repairs. While repairs may initially seem like a more cost-effective solution, a total replacement will cost you much less in the long run.

Your Unit Shows Signs of Wear

No appliance lasts forever. As much as we would all love a system that lasted forever, air conditioners all have a limited lifespan. While some units can last as long as fifteen years, most never make it as far as their tenth. If your air conditioner is pushing this age barrier, we recommend that you start looking for a new model. Even if a replacement is not necessary at the moment, you can be sure that your appliance will fail soon. In this case, it is best to prepare for the eventuality of your AC’s breakdown. There’s no need to be sad, however. If your current AC unit is pushing retirement age, a new system will likely perform a better, more efficient job.

Trust Lion Home Service for Your AC Needs

We hope that this short guide has enlightened you on the common signs of air conditioner failure. If you find yourself still unsure how to proceed, don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly representatives. They will send out our expert service service experts to inspect your air conditioner and help you make a decision. For the best in air conditioning repair and replacement, rely on the proud Lion Home Service!