Summer is in full swing and temperatures are climbing, so the last inconvenience you want is an HVAC system that quits in the middle of a scorching day. If you don’t know what to look for, it’s easy to overlook signs of a breakdown until it’s too late. The guide below explains some of the indicators that you need to replace your HVAC system instead of repairing it.
3 Signs You’re Due for a New HVAC System
1. Outdated Equipment
One of the best ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency is to install a new HVAC system. If your unit is older than a decade, it may no longer be worth repairing it. The next time you need repairs, consider the estimated price. If it’s more than half of the cost of a new unit, it may be time to make the upgrade. You’ll see lower bills and have a reliable system for years to come.
2. Noisy or Corroding Condenser
The condenser, the outdoor component of your AC system that allows it to dissipate heat, may corrode over time because it’s exposed to the weather. If you notice rusting coils, the unit may be nearing its end. Additionally, loud rattling or buzzing sounds coming from the unit may be signs of a motor that is wearing out.
3. Spiking Energy Bills
You can expect your energy costs to rise during the summer, but drastic increases may be a sign that your equipment is wearing out. If you’ve been diligent with efficiency increasing measures such as filter changes, duct cleaning, and general tune-ups, you can expect energy costs to stay relatively stable. Compare your bills to the same months last year, and if you notice a major difference, it might be time to call an HVAC contractor.
If you’re ready to install a new HVAC system or need a tune-up for your current one, you can rely on the pros at Duncklee Cooling & Heating, Inc. For over 40 years, they’ve served Southeastern Connecticut and Western Rhode Island from their base in Stonington, CT. This family-owned and -operated business offers new HVAC installation, maintenance and repairs for furnaces and AC, and heat pump installation. To learn about their full range of services, visit them online or call (860) 535-2552 to schedule an appointment.