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No one in Fernandina Beach, Florida, wants their air conditioning system to break down, especially during the summer. But before it gets to that point, there are ways to tell your system isn’t running efficiently. Here are four signs of reduced efficiency in your home:

Your AC System Isn’t Cooling

If you find your HVAC system is struggling to reach a comfortable temperature, it might be in trouble. It should be able to cool evenly despite any extremes in outdoor temperatures. Consider having a professional check refrigerant levels and examine the ductwork and insulation.

Your Cooling Bills Are Skyrocketing

Even if your system is keeping things cool, it may not be running efficiently. If you notice an energy bill that’s drastically higher than it used to be, this could be a sign that your system needs to be looked at. Sometimes simple maintenance, like cleaning the coils and air filters, is all it takes to get your system back to peak performance. A professional can help you with both tasks.

Your AC System is Getting Older

Nothing lasts forever, even HVAC units. Some may last 10-15 years or longer. But once they hit double digits, replacing the units might be more cost-effective than repairing them. Plus, newer AC systems are much more efficient than older models. Your investment will eventually pay off.

Your Allergy Symptoms are Worse

If you’ve sneezed lately, your filters may be clogged. Often, changing the filters will alleviate the problem. Or you might have gaps in your air ducts that are pulling in allergens and distributing them around your home. Scheduling an inspection to diagnose and repair the issue will help.

Any of these warning signs could indicate that it’s time to replace your cooling equipment. It may also just mean that a professional needs to perform routine maintenance. Call Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating today at 904-222-8411 to take care of your HVAC concerns.

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