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A properly maintained HVAC system will keep your home comfortable for years, but it is inevitable that even with the best care and maintenance eventually your unit will need to be replaced. It can be tough to tell when you are in need of a new HVAC unit versus when your system requires simple repairs, but an HVAC expert can help you to determine what condition your unit is in. Here are a few of the warning signs you need a new HVAC unit.

Old system: Most homeowners choose to replace their HVAC unit after about 10 to 15 years for a newer, more efficient model. Even if your HVAC unit has been well taken care of during its lifespan, it’s considered good practice and safety to replace your unit every 15-20 years at the most. If your current unit has been running for over 20 years, it is definitely time to replace it.

Difficulty controlling temperature: If you’re finding that it’s harder than ever to keep your home cool this summer, it could mean that your system is in need of repairs, but it could also mean its time to replace your unit if its getting older. One of the first signs of a wearing unit is its inability to run efficiently and effectively keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

Rising energy costs: With efficiency in mind, if you’re finding that your energy costs are ever-rising with each passing month, it’s possible it’s due to an inefficient HVAC unit. Cooling costs increase when your system is forced to work harder, but if your system is running at capacity and still not keeping your home cool, it’s likely time to replace your HVAC unit.

Loud noises: Any loud clunking noises are a major indicator that your HVAC unit is on the fritz. Your unit contains many moving parts, so loud noises can mean that these parts aren’t working together properly or are even grinding against each other. This may warrant new parts, but it’s probable the same thing will continue to happen over time if your unit is not replaced.

Safety concerns: Aside from keeping your home comfortable, the most important responsibility of your HVAC unit is to keep you and your family safe in your home. If you have any safety concerns in regards to your HVAC unit, do not hesitate to call a professional to assess for a new unit to be installed. It’s not worth risking your health and well-being by putting a replacement off.

If you live in Linwood, NJ and believe it’s time to replace your HVAC unit or have questions about HVAC installation, give us a call at (609) 653-2295 or click here to visit our website. We’re here to help!

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It’s officially summer, which means that the majority of homes in our area will be using their air conditioning on full blast for the next few months ahead. In a hot and humid climate like ours, not to mention beaches filled with vacation homes and rental properties, it is more important than ever to ensure that your air conditioning system will be able to carry you through the hottest months of the year.

One of the best ways you can make sure that your AC is prepared is through annual HVAC maintenance. If you haven’t had your system cleaned, inspected, and had necessary repairs made this year, now is the time! Here are just a few of the reasons why HVAC maintenance is so important.

System Efficacy and efficiency: One of the most important reasons to have your HVAC system properly maintained is to ensure that your air conditioning will run at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Simple things like cleaning or changing air filters, cleaning air ducts, and performing basic repairs can go a long way to keep your system running at peak performance and increase its lifespan.

Save Money: By keeping your system running at maximum efficiency, you’ll be saving a lot of money in the long run. Not only is an efficient system able to keep your home cool using less power and strength, lowering energy bills, but performing annual maintenance will also help to ensure that you won’t need to replace your HVAC system as quickly, and you’ll save money in major repairs over time by catching small issues as they arise and addressing them accordingly.

Avoid Emergencies: No one wants to deal with their air conditioning suddenly giving out on one of the hottest days of summer! It may seem unlikely, but we see it all of the time, and with summer being one of our busiest seasons of the year, it can be tough to deal with these kinds of emergencies immediately, which means that you and your family may be left to sweat it out for hours. The best way to avoid this type of debacle is through regular maintenance of your air conditioning system, where a professional can ensure that your system will be able to make it through the summer.

Happy Vacationers: If you do rent your property out during the summer, it’s vitally important that your vacationers have a pleasant experience in your home to ensure they return summer after summer. A huge component of their stay will be their comfort in your house, which means that keeping your air conditioning in good working order is key. Even if it will just be you and your family during the summer months in your home, there’s no excuse to be uncomfortable as the temperatures continue to rise!

Warranty: If you have a new HVAC system, it’s important to be aware of the system’s warranty. HVAC manufacturers’ require annual maintenance by a licensed professional to keep the warranty of the system valid. If you miss an annual check-up for your system and it breaks, there’s a chance it will no longer be covered under warranty, so be sure to keep up to date on your HVAC check-ups!

Regular HVAC maintenance is an important part of caring for your air conditioning system and keeping it in tiptop shape. If you have any concerns about your air conditioning or have yet to schedule your system’s annual maintenance, give us a call at (609) 653-2295 or click here to visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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