Is your air conditioner becoming more of a pain day by day? Does it feel like you are still under the hot, scorching sun even when your air conditioner has been running at full blast for an hour already? Do you think it is time to upgrade your air conditioner? Well, here are 4 tips for you to determine for sure if your air conditioner needs upgrading, or if a good old servicing routine would bring it back to its feet.
1) Not Cold Enough. Does your air conditioning unit not blow cold air anymore? This is one of the most common problems in air conditioners and also the most easily detectable. There could be 2 reasons for this. The fan inside the air conditioner might be old and not working properly. This effectively stops the functioning of your air conditioner since there is no mechanism to push the chilled cool air out into the room. Check if your fan can be replaced at a lesser cost, and see if your air conditioner goes back to normal operation with that. If it does not, then you probably might need to upgrade your whole unit.
2) Not Strong Enough. This kind of problem can be detected by paying a bit of attention to your appliance every now and then. Once again, the fan inside your air conditioner might be the culprit here. A slow, dying fan will not be able to produce a strong enough flow. Check if your fan can be replaced at a lesser cost, and see if your air conditioner goes back to normal operation with that. If it does not, then you probably might need to upgrade your whole unit.
3) Moisture. Your air conditioner comes with a built in dehumidifier. This is because dry hot air is more bearable than humid hot air, which is which air conditioners are designed to dehumidify the air too. Presence of moisture is a sure sign that your unit needs replacement.
4) Not Uniform. This is because the air conditioner unit is unable to evenly distribute the cold air. If your air conditioner is cooling a part of your house more than the other parts, then it is probably an issue with the duct system of your house. Check the duct lining, clear all the dust and debris out of it and check if the issue is cleared. If this does not solve the issue, then your unit needs replacing.