Maybe you have not been comfortable as you want to be or perhaps you just received a surprisingly high energy bill. All these things could mean that you should get an hvac repair service or a new HVAC system.
Unless your unit has stopped working completely, it is not easy to decide that you need an HVAC replacement. As you check your system, it always helps to know what you are looking for. Listed below are some of the most common signs that could help you make an informed decision.
Age of System
Industry averages show that an air conditioning system can last up to 15 years and a furnace up to 20 years, as long as they are constantly maintained by a qualified HVAC contractor.
An aging HVAC system that is constantly being repaired and the cost to fix the unit is becoming increasingly expensive then that could be a sign that it is time for it to be replaced. The repairs could be due to the age of the system or if you have a unit that is overworked due to incorrect sizing. An expert HVAC contractor can inform you if changing an HVAC part will fix the issue or if it is more sensible to replace the whole system. Always remember that the money that you save in the repairs could assist in offsetting the price you have to pay for a new unit.
The SEER or the seasonal energy efficiency ration gauges the heat pump’s or air conditioner’s cooling efficiency. Generally, if the SEER is higher then the system is considered as more efficient.
Poor or weak airflow through the vents may imply that the blower motor is defective or the coil or the fan is filthy. Meanwhile, cold and hot spots in your house could mean that there is an issue with your duct work.
Excessive loud noises could mean that your HVAC unit is overworked as it tries to keep with your home’s heating and cooling demands. In case the noise just happens every time the system is starting up or shutting down, then the problem could be within the compressor. If you hear a grinding noise, that could mean that the bearings in the unit’s fan motor require lubrication or that it is defective. Whatever the case is, you have to call an HVAC contractor as only the pro can determine the cause, severity, and solution to the problem.
Inefficient equipment operation, insufficient equipment, or maybe a leaky ductwork may cause the air to become too dry during winter and too humid during summer. Extremely high humidity levels can be problematic and it is one thing that you need to tell your HVAC contractor.
On and Off
A unit that switches on and then off constantly, or instantly reaches your set temperature but not able to maintain it for long, could be too big for your house. On the other hand, a unit that runs all the time can be too small. Having an HVAC North Myrtle Beach that is improperly sized can cause problems like poor humidity control and high energy bills.
These warning signs need the expertise of NMB HVAC Pros. A professional HVAC contractor can examine the unit and ductwork to determine if the problem can be repaired or if it is already too serious that you have to consider replacing your system.
Call NMB HVAC Pros now if you would like to know whether your HVAC issues can be fixed or if you need a brand new system.
NMB HVAC Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC , 29582