3 signs you need a new ac unit

10 Feb 2018

3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your AC

There isn’t much that impacts our comfort in our homes more than our HVAC systems. Not only are most of us reliant upon then for the comfort and air quality in our homes, but they can also be incredibly expensive to repair. In this post we discuss three major signs that it may be time to replace the HVAC system in your home.

1. Age:

Older Homes Or Older Systems Usually Need Upgrading

If your home’s heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old, it is worth considering replacement. Modern models and systems are far more energy-efficient than older models, and are far superior to outdated technology when it comes to size, performance, and power usage. Upgrading your home’s HVAC system can mean increased saving on your utilities bill over time too.

If you have recently purchased an older home, and are unsure as to the condition of the current HVAC unit, you may consider replacing it. If a residential HVAC unit has not been maintained properly, several things suffer, including indoor air quality, among other things.

2. Comfort:

You Have Observed Warm Or Cool Spots In Your Home

Perhaps one room or corner in your home is always hot, no matter what the thermostat reads, or maybe you walk down the hallway and feel a chill. Either way, inconsistent temperatures in your home means that your HVAC unit is not working as well as it should be. It could need servicing, or it may need to be completely replaced. You can be sure by having one of our experienced technicians inspect your system, and then you can decide which course of action to take based on those findings.

3. Add-Ons:

You Might Need a More Powerful Unit After an Addition

It does not matter if you are adding a game room, or a master suite to your home, as any addition increases the square footage of your home, and the volume of air that your HVAC system must process. It is likely after an addition to your home that you may need to upgrade your HVAC unit to one with a larger load capacity. A larger unit will not have to work as hard as a smaller one to heat or cool the same space. If you have changed the layout of your home, it’s still wise to have your system inspected, and a new load calculated for the new layout of your home.

If DIY efforts, such as changing air filters, do not improve your HVAC system’s performance, schedule a Clarke & Rush professional to take a look. Call 916-609-2667 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

One thought on “3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your AC”

  1. I never realized that inconsistent temperatures in my home could mean that my AC unit needs replacing or repair. I recently got a new AC unit, and it doesn’t need servicing; however, my friend’s AC is making a strange grinding noise when it’s asked to cool below 75 degrees. Do you have any tips for finding an HVAC contractor in her area?

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