With the temperatures heating up, your air conditioner will once again become an invaluable part of your home. But whether it’s a Freon™ leak or thermostat error, your cooling unit could experience a number of problems. Fortunately, the team at Premier Cleaning, a trusted heating and cooling service in Brooklyn and Westbury, NY, has a helpful guide on when you need a new AC installation.
How to Tell You Need a New AC Installation
1. Odors & Noises
If your cooling unit is on the fritz, you may notice a variety of strange sounds and smells in the air. Grinding and squealing noises typically indicate belt problems, while foul odors usually point to mold buildup. When these issues persist, it is likely more financially worthwhile to invest in a new air conditioner.
2. Lack of Cool Air
Another common sign of AC failure is when your unit does not produce cool air, as this indicates compressor failure or ductwork troubles. Your air conditioner may actually blow warm air, which usually means there is something wrong with the refrigerant.
3. Thermostat Issues
If your thermostat is not accurate or ceases to function at all, the quick fix would be to replace it. However, if incorrect readings persist after you replace your thermostat, your air conditioner may have underlying electrical problems. HVAC technicians will diagnose and treat the issue, usually by outfitting your home with a new system.
4. Leaking Refrigerant
Apart from preventing your air conditioner from blowing cool air, Freon leaks also pose a significant biohazard. Refrigerant leaks usually mean there are cracks in your air conditioner, which are often dangerous to the point of being irreparable.
Whether you need a new air conditioner or ductwork, Premier Cleaning has the tools and know-how to keep your home comfortable. Give the technicians a call at (917) 275-3280 today to make an appointment for AC installation. Visit them online for more information about their many HVAC services.