Did you know that over 90 percent of homes in the United States are equipped with air conditioning units? And while you may be a part of this percentage, there are certain things to keep in mind in the midst of maintaining a unit.
Let’s take a unit replacement for example. It’s easy to assume that a new home AC unit came with the purchase of your home. When in reality, this is seldom the case and the purchase of a new unit may be on the horizon.
HVAC units are built to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will. Here are some signs that it’s time for a new AC unit.
1. Weird Sounds
If your system is making abnormal noises, this is a clear sign that you may need a new AC unit. While your initial reaction may be to call your HVAC company to come to resolve the AC issue, you may want to ask them to come out to give you a quote instead.
2. Temperature is Off
Another way you can tell if you’re dealing with a bad AC unit is if the unit isn’t cooling the way it’s supposed to. If you feel warm air coming out of your air conditioning unit, there may be an internal issue that requires immediate attention.
3. High Monthly Bill
Have you been dealing with a high monthly bill but don’t know what’s the source? Call a technician to check and see if your AC unit is running optimally. When a system is overexerting itself, it utilizes double or even triple the amount of energy in order to complete a cycle.
4. Frequent Repairs
You may believe that continuing to fix your unit is saving you money when in reality it can be costing your more than a replacement. Consider replacement if your HVAC system is no longer under warranty and the repairs are becoming frequent.
It’s normal for moisture to be associated with an HVAC system. But it may be time for a deep evaluation if there is excessive water dripping from your system. If you decide not to get your system checked, you will not only be dealing with a high water bill but mold and bacterial issues that can be detrimental to your home.
6. Air isn’t Strong Enough
Lastly, if you begin to notice a decrease in airflow when your unit is on, there can be an issue with your compressor. These kinds of repairs can get pricey, so be sure to phone a technician in order to prevent unexpected expenses.
Tips on Upgrading to a New AC Unit and More!
Whether you’re looking into purchasing a new AC unit or are looking to get maintenance done on your unit, we’d love to help. Finding a reliable HVAC company can be difficult. Fortunately, we’ve been serving the Rockwell area who are looking for unparalleled, excellent customer service.
Have HVAC questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us and a member of our team will be more than happy to schedule a free consultation.