Here’s How to Tell If You Need a New AC

by | Jun 16, 2020

Air Conditioner Repair Tools

Air conditioners are a big investment—which is why you want yours to run as long as possible. While no system lasts forever, the experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning can help you know when it’s time for a simple air conditioner repair and when you need it replaced to ensure you always have cool air. Discover how to tell if you need a new AC below, then call us for help finding the perfect system for your home: 262-783-6000.

It’s Stopped Blowing Cold Air

The first sign of a bad AC is a lack of cool air. This problem could stem from any number of issues, from leaky refrigerant to a bad capacitor. First things first, call us for an AC repair—we’ll pinpoint the problem and let you know if a simple fix will do or if it’s time for a new system.

Your AC Is Making Weird Noises

It’s natural for your air conditioner to make noise when it runs. But if it’s grinding, rattling, or banging during normal operation, you need to have your system professionally serviced. Strange noises usually mean parts inside the unit are broken or out of place. If the damage is bad enough, it could mean you’ll be in the market for a new AC.

Your Energy Bills Are Sky-High

Higher utility costs are often caused by an inefficient HVAC system. Routine maintenance can help boost unit efficiency, but if your bills are constantly higher than they should be, there’s a good chance the system itself is to blame. With a new air conditioner installation, you can ensure that your unit is reliable and will save you on energy costs for years to come.

The System Is Old

How long do air conditioners last? The answer depends on a few factors, including how long you’ve had it, how hot your summers usually get, and how often you’ve had it serviced.

In general, an air conditioner lifespan is between 15 and 20 years. So, if your AC falls into that range—or it’s even older than that—it’s time to start considering a new one.

Gross Heating Makes Your Comfort a Priority

Whether your cooling needs are big or small, trust Gross Heating to help you know when to replace your air conditioner. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we know HVAC systems inside and out. We can teach you how to tell if you need a new AC or if a simple repair will do the trick.

We’ll steer you in the right direction every time—call us at 262-783-6000 or contact us online for service today.

Gross Heating & Air Conditioning
3260 N. 126th Street
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-783-6000
24-Hour Emergency Service Available

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