While an air conditioner system is a regularly used component in the average Florida home, it is sometimes hard to know when to upgrade. Summer in Melbourne, FL, is warm enough that your AC system works overtime to meet your cooling needs. Read on to find out how hard is too hard, and what signs you should look for to determine that it’s time to replace rather than repair your system.

Increasing Energy Bills

As seasons change, it is reasonable to experience changes in your energy bills. However, as a homeowner, you ought to compare the changes in utility bills with those of the previous years. When you note an increase in your energy bills over time, it’s possible that your air conditioner system needs replacement.

Although the AC may be serviced regularly, after 12 to 15 years, it becomes less efficient. Installing a new AC unit is the best option; it should reduce your energy bills by more than 20%.

Unusual Odors and Odd Sounds

At times, you may notice unusual smells emanating from the AC system. If the odor becomes more irritating, turn off the system and get it inspected. Any grinding or squealing sounds from the AC unit indicate that there is friction in a location where there shouldn’t be. A smell similar to dirty socks is definitely an indication that something is amiss and needs attention.

Your Air Conditioner Can’t Get to the Right Temperature

When your AC is old and inefficient, the temperatures of your house will either be too hot or too cold. Although this issue could be a result of maintenance or insulation issues, the inconsistencies in temperatures may also mean that the AC is not powerful enough. To boost the comfort level in your home, you may need to upgrade your AC system, especially if it’s over 12 years old.

At Coastal Climate Experts, we understand that making your home comfy is a priority. We offer an experienced staff to meet your heating and air conditioning needs. To learn more about AC systems to help your home feel cooler, call us for an appointment today for a consultation on a new heat pump installation.

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