Many home owners struggle with the dilemma of whether to repair or replace their current air conditioning system. If the cost to get the unit back up and running is minor, then that may be a good option, but here are some factors you should consider before investing more repair dollars into your existing unit.
1. Your Air Conditioner or Heat Pump is More Than 10 Years Old
Consider replacing an older unit with a high efficiency model. Installed properly, high-efficiency units can have a major impact on your electric bill and actually pay for themselves over time.
2. Your Equipment needs Frequent Repairs
Frequent repairs are a sign that your old hvac unit has reached the end of its life span. Continuing to pay for more repairs is only prolonging the inevitable and not very economical. The sooner you replace the unit, the sooner you can start saving money on energy bills and costly service bills.
3. Your Energy Bills are Very High
Your air conditioning system makes up as much as 60% of your utility bill each month. Older, inefficient systems use more electricity to deliver the same comfort as current high-efficiency units do. It's not uncommon for our customers to report major drops in their energy bills after we install their new system. Although each home is different and the percentage you'll save is not guaranteed, 30% reductions in utilities bills have been reported.
4. Some Rooms are Too Hot or Too Cold
These kinds of problems are usually the result of an improperly engineered system when the home was built or when the last unit was installed. Hot and cold spots in your house can be related to your unit's size, inadequate insulation, improper ductwork or some combination of these. Your Nauman Mechanical Heating & Cooling Specialist can help determine the right air conditioning system for your home.
5. Your Home has Humidity Problems
Poor equipment operation, inadequate installation, improperly sized unit, and leaky ductwork can all cause the air in your home to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.
6. Your Home has Excessive Dust
In addition to changing and having a clear air filter in your system, if you have leaky ducts, the air can be pulling from your attic or crawl space then distributed throughout your home. Sealing existing ducts or if the ductwork in your home is in poor condition, replacing your ductwork can be beneficial.
7. Your Heating and Cooling System is Noisy
Noisy units can be caused by a variety of factors including undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor unit of your cooling equipment.
No two homes are exactly alike, and as such, the only way to really know if replacing your air conditioning system is the best option is to have our Nauman Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specialist evaluate you home and diagnosis the issues you're having. In addition to a visual inspection of your equipment, our Heating & Cooling Specialist will determine the proper equipment needed to cool your home most efficiently.
Nauman Mechanical offers services in East Stroudsburg and surrounding areas. Helping you to live comfortably.