Due to the high upfront cost of purchasing an HVAC system in Hampton, VA, it’s normal to expect it to last forever. However, like any other mechanical device, it’ll need replacement sooner or later. Here are a few signs that indicate your HVAC system has reached its limit:
System Runs All the Time
During the summer, your air conditioner will cycle more as it struggles to reach your ideal temperature. But if you notice that the cycles are happening more frequently than in previous summers, you have a problem on your hands.
It could either be that the blower fan is malfunctioning or the condenser coils are too old. A professional inspection may reveal that you need to replace the whole system as its efficiency is significantly low.
Spending A Lot on Repairs and Energy Bills
Over time, the HVAC system becomes less efficient than when it was brand new. This means it’ll use more energy to cool and heat your house, resulting in higher electricity bills. If you notice that your utility bills are too high to maintain, it’s time to think of an HVAC replacement.
Also, an older unit has individual parts that start needing replacements or repairs more frequently. At first, consider calling a maintenance specialist. But if you continually keep having to schedule maintenance, it’s more fiscally responsible to get a new system altogether.
Have you had the HVAC system for more than 10 years? If so, it’s time for a replacement. Newer models come with a different refrigerant that does well in high pressure and cools more efficiently. It’s also better for the environment.
Additionally, a new model will deliver better air quality as filtration technology has continuously been improving. Not only that, but you’ll also get more reliability, and the parts will last longer.
If you decide it’s time to install a new HVAC unit, contact our team at Kearney & Sons. We’ll help you decide on a worthy purchase and do the installation at an affordable price.
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