Your air conditioner has been making weird noises or knocking sounds lately, but it still works so that is good news right? Well, yes and no. Technically, it is good that your system is functioning despite having issues. But odd noises and other problems are an indication that something is wrong and should be checked out before your system breaks down leaving you without AC in the middle of summer.
Increased Energy Usage
When things are not functioning the way they should, they tend to consume more power to accomplish the same task. What this means is that your AC will cycle on and off more frequently and run for longer periods of time. Of course the more you use electrical appliances, especially air conditioners, the higher your utility bills will be.
Operating your system when it needs repair could possibly make things worse. Small, movable parts often work within a system or group of working parts which work together and need each other to function. When one of those parts isn’t working properly it causes wear and tear on the others, making a small problem into a bigger problem.
Something that was easily fixed has now become a larger problem requiring replacement parts and labor. It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but putting off a repair job will cost you a lot more in the long run.
Early Replacement of System
The worst thing that can happen from delaying AC repair is that you could end up with extensive damage that requires complete AC replacement. Your heating and cooling system is meant to last a good 20 years, with proper care and maintenance it could possibly last a bit longer. Having to replace your system early because of something that was preventable is a waste of time and money.
Don’t let a small repair job turn into a big headache. Hot summer days are the worst when your air conditioner is on the fritz. If your air conditioner isn’t working the way it should, contact ABA Heating and Cooling. We’re the experts on AC repair in Austin and service all major brands.