Your AC unit is essential to the comfort of your Clearwater, Florida, home, especially during the warm weather. Unfortunately, there comes a time when your system may break down and need to be replaced. An AC upgrade can be a major investment but one that may be necessary if you notice any of the signs listed below.

You Hear Strange Noises

Strange noises coming from your AC unit are often a sign that there is something with your system that needs addressing. Some of the sounds that could be a sign your system is nearing the end of its life include squealing, grinding, scraping, or loud pops and booms.

You Notice Bad Smells

When your AC system is functioning properly, you should only smell clean or neutral-smelling air. If you notice foul smells, it can be a sign of burned insulation or electrical problems. Musty smells can indicate biological growth. The smell of smoke can indicate that your system is on its way out and may soon result in a dangerous situation.

Your Energy Bills Are Beginning to Soar

If you are suddenly paying a lot more for your energy bills than you normally would, it could be a sign that your AC system is losing efficiency. This is often due to an aging system and not only causes higher energy use but also can lead to reduced comfort in your home.

You’re Calling for More Frequent and Expensive Repairs

As your air conditioner ages, it is not unusual to have to get more frequent repairs, but if you find yourself calling your HVAC technician a few times a year, you may find it more prudent (and cost-effective) to pay for a new installation than to keep having it repaired.

If your system is more than 10 years old and you are experiencing any of the problems above, contact us at 727-201-5879 today. One of our Pinellas Comfort Systems specialists will help you find the AC model to best suit your needs.

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