Installing a new HVAC system is a large investment, but it’s definitely worthwhile. You can enjoy new features that will enhance your comfort and increase the value of your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home. Here are some common signs that you and your family might need a new HVAC system soon.
An Older System
Most HVAC systems last for 10 to 15 years. If your unit is older, replacing it will help you avoid expensive, inconvenient breakdowns. Newer heat pumps and air conditioners are better for the environment, as well. They use a refrigerant called R-410A instead of the older R-22 (Freon) that can deplete the ozone layer. All R-22 production will stop in 2020, so many repairs won’t be practical for older air conditioners. If you replace your system now, you’ll have plenty of time to consider all your options.
High Utility Bills
All HVAC systems become less efficient as they get older, so you can save on your utility bills with a newer model. If your bills are increasing quickly, there could be a serious problem with your system’s motor. You could also have a malfunctioning thermostat or a faulty electrical connection. Our experts at Climatic Conditioning can check your HVAC system to find out whether you need a replacement.
Lots of Noise
Loud grinding, rattling, clanking, thumping, or banging noises could mean you have a severe issue with your system. You could also have a loose screw or a section of ductwork that’s not attached properly. You might also notice squealing or screeching from worn parts. A new system with advanced technology will be much quieter, especially with a multi-speed fan that typically runs at a lower level to maintain the temperature.
Climatic Conditioning Co. Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 40 years of heating and cooling experience. We’ll let you know when it’s the right time to replace your HVAC system with a more efficient model. We can also help with maintenance and repairs. For outstanding service, call us at (941) 758-3080.