As experts in air conditioner installation and repair for more than a dozen years, we at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning realize that unlike with a vehicle, there are no signals or “check engine” lights to indicate when your heat/air conditioning system needs repair or replacement. Summer is almost upon us, and the last thing you want is your HVAC system failing. How can you know if there are problems that need attention?
Here are three symptoms that could indicate it’s time for a new HVAC system:
Excessive humidity. Does the air inside your home feel more humid than it once did? This could indicate malfunctioning equipment, or leaks in your ductwork. Too much humidity in your home can lead to the growth of mold, mildew and other potential health threats – and it can make your system work harder, resulting in higher energy costs.
Hearing clangs, clunks, vibrations and other unusual noises? If your HVAC system doesn’t seem to run as quietly as it once did, it’s a good idea to have your technician check out those noises. Just like with any equipment, various components wear out over time and may need to be replaced.
Dusting your home more than usual? If it seems like the air inside your home is dustier, that your furniture needs dusting more often or that family members’ allergies are acting up, it could mean a clogged filter, or that your filtration system isn’t functioning properly. Excess dust reduces the efficiency of your heating/cooling system.
These three symptoms could indicate that you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, particularly if your HVAC system is getting “up there” in age. Furnaces and boiler systems of 15 years of age, and air conditioner/heat pumps older than 10 years, often need to be replaced, simply because they wear out. Frequent repairs can end up being more costly than having your HVAC system replaced when you consider decreased efficiency!
If you’re beginning to suspect that it’s time for a new heating/cooling system in your Bay Area home, contact the experts at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning today. When it comes to air conditioner installation in San Francisco and its surrounding areas, you can count on us for unparalleled service, products and skill.
Interested in receiving a free quote? Call 650.758.4900 to schedule a visit from one of our qualified technicians.