You return to your home in Naples, Florida, after a long day of work and your home is muggy despite the air conditioner running all day. It’s the third day in a row that you’ve come home to such discomfort. Unfortunately, this AC problem may be a sign that it’s time to upgrade your unit. If you can identify these three signs of HVAC problems, then it’s time to reclaim your utility costs and upgrade your air conditioner.

Old Age

Even with all the TLC in the world, your HVAC system won’t last forever. A standard air conditioner will run efficiently for 10 to 15 years. If you keep your unit past the 15-year mark, its efficiency will start to decrease even if it receives regular maintenance. That dropping efficiency will likely lead to increased wear and tear, as well as higher utility costs. If your air conditioner is coming up on the 15-year mark, then it’s time to start looking into an upgrade.

High Utility Costs

You open your utility bill and those utility costs just keep rising. While high utility costs can happen for a variety of reasons, one cause may be a failing unit. As your unit’s efficiency drops, it strains and draws more energy as it attempts to meet your needs. That results in energy waste that drives up your utility costs.

Reduced Comfort

Despite keeping your thermostat at the same setting, your home isn’t as comfortable as you’d like. If you can rule out personal reasons for such discomfort, then your air conditioner may be to blame. As your unit ages or falls into disrepair, it will struggle to meet your thermostat setting and to regulate your comfort. With summer on your doorstep, you may need to upgrade your air conditioner.

Upgrading your air conditioner can be daunting, but doing so will bring greater efficiency and comfort to your home. To upgrade your AC unit, call Certified Heating and Cooling Inc. at 239-205-8342.

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