Did you know that the Glenco team can provide you with suitable heating and cooling solutions when considering an upgrade to your old air conditioning system?
As experts in climate control Glenco can help work out and implement the best option for your residential or commercial situation.
Our team recently completed an upgrade to a commercial tenancy in Bankstown where we de commissioned an old cooling tower and replaced it with 26 slim-line ducted air conditioning units. The client wanted to move away from the centrally controlled tower to individual units per tenancy, this now provides isolated control and separate billing. We also provided a switchboard upgrade to include separate circuits for the AC units.
Around the 10-year mark, you should consider upgrading your Air Conditioner. A central AC typically lasts between 15 and 20 years, but planning ahead will help you save up for an energy-saving model. An air conditioner that’s a decade old is already greatly outdated in terms of technology and energy efficiency.
10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning
- Frequent Repairs
Repairs and regular maintenance are all part of owning AC systems. They’re expected. But if you find that you’re needing to have it repaired more and more often, it’s time to think about a replacement.
Chances are that you’ll spend more time and money getting it repaired until it breaks down all the way. It’s easier and cheaper to replace it than to keep an old unit running.
- Older Model
With new years come new discoveries and new ways of doing things. If your Air Conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, you’re missing out on all the latest technology.
Things like optimized energy efficiency and more compact styles are some of the benefits you’ll reap by getting an upgrade. Plus, it’s often good to replace old technology before it gets so old that it becomes a bigger problem.
- Poor Air Flow
Do you feel the right temperature of air but at a fraction of the strength? Sometimes this problem is nothing more than a blocked passage or a filter that needs cleaning.
Other times the problem is a lot larger. Such as a fault with the compressor or even the air ducts themselves.
Keeping cool is dependent on the consistent air flow of your air-con so be certain to find out the true origin of the problem. It could result in you needing to replace the unit. Calling a professional will pinpoint the issue for you.
- Leaky Unit
It’s a normal occurrence to have some condensation gather around the unit as it works. That’s the nature of the beast. But the condensation should remain minimal.
There should never be any actual leaking of any kind from your machine. If you notice water collecting on or around the AC, it’s malfunctioning. It’s either unable to rid itself of the moisture or it’s leaking coolant.
Both are terrible problems that need dealing with right away. Excess water ruins furniture and flooring while exposed coolant poses a hazard risk for you and your family. Often times, the best way to fix such a problem is by replacing your Air Conditioning systems.
- Unexpected Sounds
As you use your aircon throughout the years, you’ll come to recognize the different sounds it makes. Most of the time, it should run with very little noise at all. But churning through different cycles sometimes does produce noises as the machine works.
You know your system better than anyone. If there’s some strange noise catching your attention, something that doesn’t sound right, it’s time to call in a technician.
- Spending More on Bills
A fluctuation in your energy bills during the change of seasons is common and normal. Ramping up the cooling as the temperature rises means a larger bill. It makes sense.
But the amount you pay on a regular basis also tells you the story of your air-con. If you notice you’re spending more and more at a significant rate, it’s possible the systems are breaking down.
It might be as simple as the unit aging and unable to work in an efficient manner or there’s a larger problem that needs addressing. Either way, it’s best to call someone to check it out before you end up spending far too much for too long.
- Too Much Dust Collection
Air Conditioners not only control your home’s temperature, but they also filter your air as well. It’s one of the great benefits of these systems to have clean air no matter the time of year.
If you notice thick dust collections around the property, there’s a good chance your unit isn’t working right. It might be as simple as cleaning the air filters. But sometimes this is a big sign that it’s time to replace the unit altogether.
- Bad Smells
There should never be any kind of smells coming from your air conditioner.
A strong and pungent smell indicates that a wire is burning out and needs replacing right away. It’s a serious fire hazard.
A musty smell is an indicator of mould growing inside of your unit. Breathing in mould is a dangerous problem and leads to many types of illnesses. When in doubt, call Glenco and get your unit checked.
- Fluctuating Temperatures
With your aircon unit, you decide the temperature you want. If you notice that the temperature in your property doesn’t correspond to your desired choice, this is a problem.
- Turns Itself Off
When the unit turns off once achieving the desired set temperature, that’s the unit working at optimal capacity. When it turns off after a few short minutes or if it struggles to turn on at all, this indicates a faulty machine.
You shouldn’t have to fight with your Air Conditioner in order to get the temperatures you want.
Don’t Put Off a Necessary Air Conditioner Replacement
If your unit displays one or more of these symptoms, it’s time for an aircon replacement. It’s not a good idea to wait around and hope that things will get better.
A malfunctioning air conditioner is going to cost you more money in the long run if you don’t replace it when necessary. Plus, you and your family will end up feeling uncomfortable the entire time until the problem’s fixed.
Don’t spend those hot months in agony. Replace your unit as soon as possible.
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Whether you’ve made up your mind or need to have a more personalised chat with an expert, you can get in touch with us at Glenco Air Conditioning. As experts in climate control we can help work out and implement the best heating and cooling option for your situation.
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