Signs It’s Time for a New HVAC System

Summers in Charleston, SC, get hot and humid. If your central AC unit isn’t working as well as you’d like, it may be time to consider purchasing a brand-new one. There are some signs you can look for if you think it may be time to make the change and increase the comfort in your home.

Your HVAC System Runs Too Much

If you noticed during the winter that your heat pump was running longer than usual, that may be a sign that your system needs to be replaced. If your system is running longer and more often, we can check your coils and blower motor to see if you need a tune-up or repair. If that’s not the issue, it’s probably time to consider a new unit. You’ll want to get things in order before the heat of a Charleston summer comes along.

Your Unit Requires Frequent Repairs or Maintenance

There are plenty of people in South Carolina who call us every month or two to come out and check their systems. With the amount of money that is spent on repairs, they could afford a new unit, and that’s what we typically recommend. If you’re tired of frequent repairs, it may be time to go ahead and buy a new system. If you’re looking for additional ways to save money, consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat enables you to control your unit from your phone, so you can schedule it run less frequently while you’re away from home.

Your Unit Is More Than 10 Years Old

Having to spend the money every decade or so on a new HVAC system sounds like a lot, but when you factor in the amount of money you will save on utility bills and maintenance costs, it may be the right choice for you. Also, it’s hard to place a value on being able to control the temperature and humidity levels inside your home. The Department of Energy typically recommends that AC central units get replaced every 10 years, so depending on the age of your unit, it may be time for a new one.

If you think you need to install a new central air conditioning unit to battle the heat in Charleston, SC, this spring and summer, give AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services a call or check out our AC services.

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