5 Signs You Need an AC Replacement in Michigan

AC on backyard

We’re past the middle of summer, but we still have a month of summer left here in Michigan. That means you’ll still need to keep an eye on your AC to make sure it keeps working. You’ve likely had it running most of the summer and it might be getting worn out. If it breaks down, it’s possible you can restore it to working order by calling us. However, not every breakdown can be fixed, and you may need to get an AC replacement for your Michigan home. It’s important to know when you’ll need to call in for a replacement. Let Vander Hyde give you the knowledge you need to make a well-informed decision!

Here are five indicators that you should call for an AC replacement for your Michigan home:

Retirement age

If properly maintained, an AC can last anywhere from ten to fifteen years. Any AC that has hit the double digits is a good candidate for a replacement. Don’t worry too much about replacing your old unit, however. Not only are newer models generally more energy-efficient, but they also won’t use R22 refrigerant, which will cease production at the end of the year.

Costly/frequent repairs

Older AC units tend to require more repairs than newer units. All these extra repairs can cost you a lot more than an entirely new AC. Also, you’ll be more likely to be hit with a particularly costly repair bill that won’t be covered by a warranty. Buying a new AC can not only be less expensive than all of those repairs, but it can also get you a renewed warranty.

Strange noises

AC units are usually quiet while operating, but internal mechanical problems can result in a lot of noise. Broken motor bearings or a slipped belt can make your AC rattle, grind, and bang. When this happens, call for professional help to diagnose and solve the problem as soon as you can. Failure to deal with the problem quickly can lead to serious damage.

No cool air

You purchased an AC so that it can keep your home cool, right? If it’s not blowing cold air, there’s a wide variety of issues that might be causing the problem. These issues include some serious stuff, such as a lack of refrigerant or a broken compressor. Give us a call so we can help you figure out what’s causing the problem.

Refrigerant leak

Leaking refrigerant is a serious problem for your AC, but it’s also bad for you. Refrigerant fumes have been known to cause health problems like headaches, nausea, and chemical burns on the skin. As for the AC, the leak is some major damage. We might be able to fix the leak and patch everything up, but it sometimes might be easier to get a new AC.

Why call Vander Hyde when my AC is acting up?

Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, Vander Hyde in Grand Rapids, MI is the contractor to call for prompt professional service and installation of plumbing heating, cooling, electrical and low voltage systems. Vander Hyde offers the value of exceptional product lines, warranties, preventative maintenance, and 24-hour service. Powered by the expertise of highly trained professionals that are licensed and insured, we do the right things, for the right reason, every time. Call Vander Hyde today to learn more about our AC services!

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