Summer is right around the corner, and the heat it brings can make your home uncomfortable if you don’t prepare. In Jackson, Mississippi, temperatures can break 100 degrees in the summer with sweltering humidity to boot. The following are some clear signs you should consider replacing your AC system before the hot summer arrives:
Does it feel like the air isn’t flowing freely? This is a sign your air filter has clogged. Not only will this prevent your home from being cooled properly, but it also forces your HVAC system to work harder. As a result, it causes the unit to run up your energy bills or malfunction.
Your thermostat could be to blame if you find that some areas of your house feel cooler than others. If the thermostat sits in direct sunlight or a particularly drafty area, it could read the temperature as hotter or cooler. Have your thermostat looked at by a service technician if you’re experiencing this.
If you’re noticing a clanking or grinding noise coming from the HVAC system, it could be a sign your unit is having issues. Grinding generally represents an issue with the motor or bearings. If you hear a squealing sound, there could be an issue with your belts.
Homeowners who have had their AC unit for more than 10 years often find themselves having to call a professional for frequent repairs. If this is the case, the cost of replacement may be a cheaper option in the long run. On top of that, you’ll improve the energy efficiency of your home with a modern AC unit.
If you’re worried about the quality of your air conditioning system, give Modern Air a call to inquire about a new AC installation. We’ll help you select a system that’s the right size for your home so that it maximizes energy efficiency.
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