We live in a fast-paced environment where we tend to overlook our HVAC system. And when it suddenly breaks down, that’s the only time we feel the need of having it repaired or replaced. But guess what? You don’t have to go through this awful situation. Here are the signs you need to look for when it is time to upgrade your unit.
Your Home Is Not Cooling Enough
Your air conditioning unit is designed to keep you cool and comfortable, especially these warm months when you need it most. If it starts failing to operate as it should be, then it is a clear sign that your A/C needs help. Possible factors that also affect the performance of your system are the following:
- Dirty air filters
- Clogged condenser
- Refrigerant leaks
- Malfunctioned blower motor
- Ductwork problems
- Faulty thermostat
The size of your A/C is another consideration. If your unit is too small for your room or home, it will take longer to keep your space cool. This means high energy consumption. In this case, you need help from the experts. They can determine the correct size that your space requires. You may also consider scheduling a tune-up to prevent emergency repairs or sudden system breakdown.
Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
Do you often find your circuit breaker tripping? A failing air conditioner can be one of the causes. Here are the reasons why your A/C trips your circuit breaker:
- Compressor issues
- Shortened electric motor
- Dirty air filters
- Overloaded circuit
If your circuit breaker constantly or repeatedly trips, it’s another sign that your system is in trouble. In this instance, call an HVAC pro for a quick fix, or you may need to get a new air conditioner.
You Find Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home
Uneven temperature is one of the signs of an oversized A/C, ductwork problems, or poor insulation. In some cases, a repair can be a quick solution. However, buying a new HVAC system may be the best option. This is especially true when the air conditioning unit is old and not working properly.
You Constantly Get Your Unit Repaired
If constant A/C repairs become part of your budget due to frequent breakdowns, this only means that your unit is on its last leg. Rather than losing your hard-earned money on these repairs, consider upgrading your HVAC system. Replacing it with a new one will save you more money, time, and peace of mind.
Is any of the above signs look familiar to you? Don’t hesitate to contact us at Riddle Heating & Air Inc. Let us help you make your home or business more comfortable and energy-efficient.