Because you want to make sure your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit will not fail you this summer season, you should do an inspection and check its efficiency. But how would you know whether or not to repair it or replace the entire unit? It may difficult for you to figure out what is the right thing to do to your HVAC unit, especially if you are not familiar with the model.
Replace or Repair Your Myrtle Beach Air Conditioning Unit
1. Find out how old your unit is. You can do this by simply looking at the owner’s manual. If you don’t have a copy, you can call the manufacturer and give them the unit’s model number. They will look it up for you and inform you of when the unit was manufactured. Keep in mind, however, that you might have to call back several times to get a concrete answer from the manufacturer. Better yet, give Ductworks Heating and Cooling a call. They can look up the model and give you the answers you need.
If your unit is more than 15 years, you might need to consider replacing the entire unit depending on its performance. On average, though, an air conditioning unit can last up to 20-30 years with proper care and maintenance.
2. Consider energy efficiency and savings. If you are not sure about the age of your heat pump, finding out whether or not it is energy efficient might help you decide. The U.S. Energy Star program reveals that the today’s HVAC systems that have the Energy Star seal are 15% more efficient, while heat pump are 4% more efficient than baseline models. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends using the latest Energy Star heat pump such as these could generate savings of up to $94 per year.
Determine whether or not you are generating savings from your unit or if you’re it is using too much energy. This is reason enough for you to do a replacement and upgrade to the latest Myrtle Beach air conditioning units.
3. Watch out for some of these signs of replacement. Here are some signs that you need to keep an eye out for. These will help you determine whether or not to replace your system.
- Having your unit undergo repair too frequently
- Having increased or excessive utility bills even though you are not overusing the A/C unit
- Some rooms are hotter while others are colder
- Signs of humidity problems inside the house
- Unusual sounds coming from the heat pump like rattling, buzzing, and repeated humming
- Too much dust, soot, or rust particles coming out from the vents
For more information, call Ductworks Heating and Cooling now and speak with their Myrtle Beach air conditioning experts.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582