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5 Signs You Need A New Air Conditioner

5 Signs You Need A New Air Conditioner

When it comes to the things that you just can’t do without during the summer, a reliable air conditioner is something that most Australians place at the top of the list. There really is nothing worse than suffering indoors on a scorching hot day in the middle of summer due to underperforming aircon, so if you’d like to enjoy cool interior spaces this summer, take note of the following signs that you need a new aircon or air conditioning repairs in Melbourne.

Wall with mould stain due to air conditioner leakage

1.Decreased Cool Air

When little or no cold air comes through the vents, this is a tell-tale sign that you need air conditioning repairs or a new air conditioner installation. The first thing to check is the thermostat to ensure it’s working and then the air filters, but if the thermostat seems fine and there are no visible signs of blockage, call a professional. The most likely cause of decreased cold airflow is a damaged air compressor which requires licenced aircon repairs.

2. Excessive Leaking

With most residential split system air conditioning in Melbourne homes, a little bit of condensation on the unit outside your home is normal. However, when a unit leaks indoors or there’s excessive condensation, it may be time for a new air conditioner. Whether a new aircon installation is needed depends on the severity of the problem, but with older units, it may make more financial sense to use the opportunity to upgrade to a more efficient and environmentally friendly air conditioner.

3. Inconsistent Temperature

When the temperature starts to fluctuate wildly or the unit blows hot air when it should be cold, low refrigerant levels or blocked filters and valves could be to blame, or the problem could be caused by a damaged compressor. In many cases, the air conditioner unit can be repaired, but in other cases, it may be time for a new aircon unit. There are some excellent new models on the market in 2020 and split system installation in Melbourne is affordable when you choose the right home cooling and heating team, so it could be time to upgrade.

4. Too Noisy?

If your air conditioner is making strange noises or has become louder over the years and it’s now reached the point where you can’t hear the TV or you need to shout to be heard, it’s time for a new unit. Over time, the parts and components will slowly experience wear and tear, which is normal, and while sometimes it makes sense to replace these parts, there will come a time when it’s not financially viable to repair the unit and investing in a new aircon, or an evaporative cooling solution or ducted cooling system, is the right choice.

5. Increased Energy Bills

When your energy bills go through the roof and you’re spending more on air conditioning and getting less from your aircon unit than ever before, it really is time to replace that unit and enjoy the many advantages and benefits that a new air conditioner provides.

To learn more about our cooling solutions, like evaporative cooling service and installations and split system air conditioner installations in Melbourne, contact Efficient Pure Plumbing on 03 9498 1063.