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Air conditioningJust like any other appliance in your home, your air conditioning system wasn’t meant to last forever. If you feel like your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, but you aren’t entirely sure when it will go, here are some signs that indicate it’s time to start thinking about replacement:

  • Weak air flow—Your air conditioning system’s compressor could be starting to fail if you experience poor air flow coming out of your vents. If this is the case, some rooms in your home may also be cooler than others when your system is running.
  • Odd noises—If your air conditioner is making odd noises, it’s best to contact us at Johnson’s Mechanical Inc. right away. This may help you avoid having to replace your system, but in many cases, strange noises coming from your AC unit can mean there’s a serious problem with it.
  • Abnormally high utility bills—Living in Florida, your air conditioning unit probably uses more electricity than any other appliance in your home. If you start noticing that your utility bills are abnormally high, your air conditioning unit may be struggling to work as efficiently as it once did.
  • Strange odors—It is never normal for weird smells to come out of your vents when your air conditioning system is running. If this ever happens in your home, your air conditioner needs to be looked at sooner rather than later.