Are you concerned about your Madison, VA, air conditioner’s ability to last an entire summer? Learn how to recognize the symptoms that tell you it’s time to consider upgrading to a new HVAC system.

Old Age

If your HVAC system was installed more than 15 years ago, then it’s time to seriously consider installing a new one. Older systems have a greater tendency to break down and need repairs.

Some repairs will keep your system running a bit longer. However, your service technician may recommend looking at a new energy-efficient system if a repair cost doesn’t make long-term sense. Plus, you don’t want to find yourself with a system that can’t be repaired during a heat wave in August.

Poor Airflow

Have you noticed that the airflow from your vents has become weakened? One reason for this could be clogged air filters. Replace or clean your air filters as the first step toward fixing the problem.

Weak airflow is sometimes caused by frozen evaporator coils. Air passing over the evaporator coils is how the air conditioner cools down your home. If a refrigerant leak or dirty coils cause the coils to freeze over, then you’ll notice poor airflow.

The AC blower exists inside your home in the air handler. If a bad blower motor exists, then air can’t be adequately pushed throughout the ductwork. Call a professional technician to diagnose the problem if new air filters don’t fix the issue.

High Utility Bills

Your older HVAC system may be on its last legs if your power bill has suddenly spiked. The reason is typically worn-out parts that can no longer operate efficiently. Installing a new HVAC system is often the solution because a new version will work in a more efficient manner, saving you 20% or more in energy bills.

Expensive HVAC Repairs

Are you facing an HVAC repair job that’s going to cost more than half of what it will cost to install a new system? This is a good time to finally decide on a replacement because you’ve probably hit the mark where your HVAC system will continue to need repairs.

Are you ready to explore the installation of a new HVAC system? Call one of our friendly Duct-Rite Mechanical representatives to schedule an appointment to assess your current system and if needed, to make recommendations on a new system.

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