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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Central Air System

When looking for ways to feel more comfortable with your body, you should first make sure that your body is being comforted itself. If you’re living in a home where the central air system is shoddy at best, leaving you feeling sweaty, cranky, and out of sorts, then you’re not going to feel great, much less comfortable with your own body.

If you’re not sure what the signs are that it’s time to replace your central air system, then read on below to find a few signs that can point you in the right direction.

The air coming out of your vents isn’t quite right.

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If you’re getting cool air that’s circulating throughout your home, but it doesn’t seem quite right, it might be time to call in the professionals to replace the unit. This could mean that your vents are somehow blocked in certain rooms or that that central air systems compressor is going on the fritz. Either way, to cut down on frequent HVAC repair costs, it’s a good idea to call an HVAC company to take a look, because having a professional come out to take care of these repairs can get more expensive than replacing the unit in the long run.

Your system is over 10 to 15 years old.

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While you would like to think that your central air unit would last a lifetime, that’s simply unrealistic thinking. The average AC unit lasts from 10 to 15 years and that’s according to how well the unit has been maintained. If you’ve skipped a ton of inspections, or ignored small problems that could have been easily fixed, then your unit is going to need replacing a lot sooner. If you’ve taken care of the unit, it’s still time for a replacement when it gets that old. The older units aren’t energy-efficient, and they aren’t good for the environment either. The newer models are.

You have the AC repairman on speed dial.

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Eventually, if you keep having to call the AC repairman to come and fix your unit on a weekly basis, it gets to the point where it would be cheaper to replace it than to keep on repairing what’s broken. Remember, repairs that aren’t covered on your insurance or under your home warranty can get quite expensive when you’re paying them out of pocket.

The unit emits strange noises when running.

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If your central air unit is making noises weird enough that you thought your house was haunted the first time you heard them, you might have a problem. Screeching, thudding, rattling, and whistling are not noises you want to hear coming out of your unit. While there can be many reasons for strange noises coming from your central air unit, none of them is good. Failing to take care of these noises by calling an AC repairman is going to lead to you having to replace your central air unit before you might have needed to. If your unit is doing more than humming along, call a reputable repairman for help.

You feel too warm in your home.

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If you’re feeling uncomfortably warm, though the air conditioner is going full blast, you may need to replace the unit as soon as possible. Not only is it not working properly, and making you miserable, but it’s also running up your electric bill as well. Although there are things you can do to get cool in the summer, it’s best to have an AC that works properly when you need it to.

These are just a few of the signs that you need to replace your central air system as soon as possible. From feeling too warm in your home to having the AC repairman on speed dial, it’s best to replace the unit before it gives up the ghost completely, leaving you stranded in the heat.

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