How do you know when it’s time to replace the HVAC system in your Fernandina Beach, Florida, home? There are noticeable signs that can help you determine how much life is left in your air conditioner. If you recognize one of these signs, schedule an inspection for an expert opinion:
Your Energy Bills Are On an Upward Trajectory
If your air conditioner or heat pump is more than 10 years old, you can save up to 20 percent in energy costs with a new, energy-efficient model. If you notice that your energy bill is consistently on the rise but your home never seems to get cool enough, your aging system may not be able to efficiently reach the set temperature. This is what causes your energy bills to skyrocket.
Your HVAC System is Making Strange Noises
Strange noises coming from your HVAC system may indicate numerous issues. A duct system that’s inadequately sized to handle your HVAC system can strain it and result in poor airflow. Over time, this can lead to costly repairs and higher energy bills. Don’t ignore noises coming from your HVAC system, even when it appears to operate normally.
Your Home Has Extremely High Humidity Levels
If your home feels humid in the summertime even when your air conditioner is cooling, your system may be not be the appropriate size to cool the space in your home. You may also have leaky ductwork causing inefficient operation.
Your HVAC Repairs Are Frequent and Costly
Are you constantly calling an HVAC contractor for repairs? If you find that you’re paying for costly repairs often, consider investing in a replacement. If the cost of repairs exceed half the value to replace your current system, it’ll likely be more cost effective to do so.
Call Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating at (904) 574-5619 to schedule an inspection of your HVAC system. We can assess the operation and condition of your system and let you know if the time is right to replace it.
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