When to Call for Emergency Heating & AC Repair
Your HVAC system is like any other household appliance; it’s complex and prone to breaking down. Look out for these signs telling you to call for central AC repair before your system fails.
- System can’t meet the temperature set by the thermostat
- System emits strange noises like grinding or whining
- System emits foul-smelling air
- Temperatures between rooms are different
Failure to get help when your system needs it makes it more likely it’ll break down and fail when you need it most.
Do You Need an AC Replacement?
The average AC system lasts about 15 years, after which time it’s best to replace it. Here are some symptoms your aging system exhibits telling you an upgrade is necessary.
- Failure to keep your home cool
- Air isn’t as cold as it used to be
- Rising energy bills because of AC inefficiency
- Repairs become more frequent
- You notice leaking refrigerant
When It’s Better to Replace Your Furnace
For most homeowners, the thought of a furnace installation and replacement is depressing. First there’s the cost, and second, the inconvenience. However, sometimes it’s better to bite the bullet and get a new system rather than repair the old one, and here’s how to know.
- If your system is over 15 years old, a replacement is due
- If your energy bills are going up because your system is inefficient, getting a replacement will save you money
- If the cost to repair your current model is 50% or more than the cost of new, get a new one
- If the frequency of repairs continues to rise, getting a brand new installation is the better value