Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Heating and Air Conditioning

air conditioner upgradeIt is spring and a warm summer is on the way. This means it may be time to upgrade your HVAC system. There are signs that your HVAC system is in dire need of an upgrade. It is in your best interests to decide when it is time for an upgrade. It can be costly to repair heating and cooling systems and knowing when it is time for an upgrade will help you save time and money.

Signs your air conditioner may be failing:

Repairs are becoming increasingly frequent

Heating and cooling system repairs are common in North Myrtle Beach. It’s a good idea for you to contact your local HVAC contractor if the frequency of repairs is increasing. Sometimes the repair costs are not justified. Talk to your HVAC contractor about the best way to proceed. Upgrades may cost more, but a newer system won’t need repairs and is more energy efficient.

Indoor air quality quickly becomes a problem

If indoor air isn’t under control, it can quickly become dangerous and unhealthy to breathe. Research has shown that indoor pollution can be worse than outside pollution. HVAC systems filter the air as it passes through. Contact your local HVAC contractor if indoor air quality is an issue. A malfunctioning HVAC system could be the cause.

The HVAC system is not maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home

As your HVAC system ages, its efficiency will decrease. Maintenance is crucial to keep your heating and air system in top shape. Even with regular maintenance, your system may become less efficient over time. Consider upgrading your system if your system becomes inefficient despite regular preventative maintenance.

Strange sounds are heard coming from the system

Air Conditioner serviceIn some cases, you may hear unusual sounds coming from your system. These sounds should be reported immediately so that they don’t become more frequent. North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air can inspect the system. Sometimes the problem can be caused by wear and tear of certain components.

This unit is more than 10 years old

If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, you might want to replace it. There are many newer, more efficient models available. It’s more cost-effective to upgrade than to maintain and repair your current model.

People also asked ….

How often should a air conditioning be replaced?
Air conditioning units can last a surprisingly long time, but they can also break unexpectedly. You can expect to replace an AC unit every 10-15 years unless you experience problems with the unit. Be sure to keep up with maintenance and proper storage of the unit once the weather becomes cold.
How do you know if your air conditioner is dying?
7 Warning Signs That Your AC Compressor Is Dying
  1. You Hear a Ticking or Chattering Noise. …
  2. You Hear a Rattling or Rumbling Noise. …
  3. There Is Less Air Flow. …
  4. Warmer Air Is Flowing Out. …
  5. The Refrigerant Is Leaking. …
  6. The Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping. …
  7. The Unit Vibrates When It Starts Up.
What happens when AC compressor goes bad?
When your ac compressor fails, less air will come out from the vents, the air coming out could be warm, and the system may continually run without actually cooling your home. This is because refrigerant isn’t pumped through the system, and it can result in a higher power bill.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air has more information on HVAC upgrades. Call us today if you are experiencing any of the above issues with your central air conditioning unit.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-399-3237
info@northmyrtlebeachheatingandair.com