Many homeowners don’t think about their HVAC system until it breaks down, leaving them hot under the collar and funding a more expensive repair than they might have had otherwise. Often, the cost of repairing your HVAC system is worth it, but if the repair is approaching 40% of the cost of a new system, it’s wise to replace the system in your Vilonia, AR, home. Here are signs it’s time to replace your system.
1. Your Utility Bill Is Increasing
It is normal to spend more on utilities as you are trying to cool your home in the summer, but your bill should not be higher than it was the same month the previous year. The efficiency of your HVAC system drops by 5–10% as it ages. Therefore, any spike in your energy bills is a sign of reduced efficiency and may indicate it will soon be time for a new HVAC system.
2. You Spend a Lot on HVAC Repairs
To keep your HVAC system running properly, you will require regular maintenance twice a year. Capacitor, contactor, and electrical switch repairs are basic repairs. However, when the compressor and coils start to leak, the repairs become costly.
If the repair estimate is steep, think about making an HVAC unit replacement. With improved technology over the past ten years, a new system will keep you more comfortable and save you 20% on energy bills and possibly more.
3. Your Hear Unusual HVAC Sounds
Do you hear grinding, rattling, banging, squealing, or other noises emanating from your AC system? These noises are signs of serious issues in your unit. You should call for an HVAC repair appointment right away. Waiting may result in a large repair or replacement.
4. Your Home Has Uneven Temperatures
If your HVAC system is not the right size for your home, the temperature distribution in your home will be uneven. If it’s too big, your system will turn on and off frequently, never really cooling all of the rooms. In addition, the system will not be on long enough to dehumidify your home, making it feel warmer than it actually is. If your system is too small, it will work constantly trying to cool your home, while using energy, causing a spike in your utility bill.
Our service technicians can determine what system size is most appropriate for your home. There are different options, such as heat pumps, split or packaged. We’ll recommend options that will work best for your home.
Call Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling today if you think you’re in need of HVAC maintenance or replacement
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