Air Conditioning Installation & Replacement by Emerald Coast
There comes a certain point in every HVAC system’s life where the cost of repairs outweighs the cost of replacement. If your AC unit is in its twilight years, Emerald Coast Air Conditioning and Heating offers professional HVAC installations and replacements to the people of northwestern Florida.
An inefficient or outdated system not only costs you money in higher energy bills, but it can also lead to uncomfortable indoor temperatures, poor air quality, and a variety of other problems. If you're unsure whether or not you need to replace your system, one of Emerald Coast Air Conditioning and Heating’s HVAC contractors can help you assess the situation and make the best decision for your home.
9 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your HVAC System
Rising Energy Bills
As your AC system ages, it becomes less energy efficient. This increased inefficiency causes your energy bills to rise. If you've noticed a significant increase in what you're paying to heat and cool your home, it could be due to an outdated HVAC system.
Frequent HVAC Repairs
If you find yourself calling for repairs more and more frequently, it may be time to start thinking about replacement. The older a system gets, the more likely its parts are to break down. Eventually, repair costs for your current system can outweigh the replacement and installation costs for a new one.
Loud banging, grinding, or squealing sounds coming from your central air conditioner are never a good sign. These sounds can indicate serious problems, such as a failing compressor or loose parts. If you're hearing strange noises, it's best to have a professional take a look.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
If you or your family members are suffering from allergies or other respiratory issues, it could be due to poor indoor air quality. An old or inefficient HVAC system may not be properly filtering out pollutants, dust, and other irritants from the air, even if you properly clean and replace air filters.
If your home is never quite comfortable, regardless of how you set the thermostat, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is on its last legs. Older systems may not be able to maintain the desired temperature as efficiently as a newer system would.
Inconsistent Heating & Cooling
If you notice that some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold, while others are just right, it's probably time to replace your HVAC system. An old or inefficient system may not be able to evenly distribute heat or cool air throughout your home.
If your home feels stuffy and humid, even when the weather is dry, it could be a sign of an HVAC problem. Excess humidity can lead to musty odors and mold growth in a home.
If your HVAC system turns on and off more frequently than normal, it's known as short cycling. This is a sign of an inefficient system that's overworking itself. Not only is short cycling hard on your HVAC system, but it can also lead to higher energy bills.
Visible Water Damage
If you can see water leaks or puddles around your HVAC unit, or if there is visible rust on any parts of the system, it's definitely time for replacement. Water damage and rust can cause serious problems and shorten the life of your HVAC system. Leaks can also be caused from a system’s refrigerant, which can be harmful if ignored.
Installing the perfect HVAC System for your home and budget.
Emerald Coast Air Conditioning and Heating takes the size of your home and your budget into account when finding an air conditioning unit to suit your needs. You can trust our technicians to professionally install your air conditioning system.
For more information about our AC installation process and the different HVAC systems we offer, call us at (850) 417-7273.
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