…it’s more than 10 years old. Sure, most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units are designed to last about 20 years, but after the first 10, it’s going to start costing more to operate and maintain. If your Outer Banks HVAC system is aging, it may be time to consider replacing it with something newer and more efficient.
…you’ve noticed your heating and cooling expenses starting to rise. To some extent, a rise in your utility bill may have to do with rising service costs, but if you’ve seen a sharp increase month over month, take a closer look at your statement. If the cost per unit of energy has remained the same but your bill is substantially higher, it might be time to replace your HVAC system.
…your current system requires frequent repairs. Frequent calls to your Outer Banks HVAC technician for repairs can get costly. Choose instead to invest in a new system, and you’ll save yourself a load of cash in the long run.
…your current system can’t keep up with your heating and cooling needs. A few words say it all here: Those North Carolina summers. The last thing you want while you (or worse, paying guests) are staying in your Outer Banks vacation rental home is the air conditioner to stop working. If you’ve noticed certain parts of the home that just don’t heat or cool like they used to, or you’ve found yourself adjusting the thermostat higher and lower several times, it might be time to replace your HVAC system.
…it’s making a lot of noise. Machines make noise; it’s part of what makes them machines. But unusual, strange, or entirely new sounds mean it is time to make a call to Air Handlers OBX to have our professionals assess the problem. Newer equipment will run quieter and more efficient and also keep you safe from ailing machinery.
…something smells funny. You’ve turned on the air conditioner for the first time this season and something just doesn’t smell right. Older systems of any kind can develop leaks that can fill your home with dangerous carbon monoxide or other such toxic fumes. Trust your sense of smell, and know:
It may be time to replace your HVAC system.
Not only is now, before beach vacationers flock to the Outer Banks for their annual dose of sun and sand, the perfect time to ensure proper, efficient — and maybe even brand new operation of your air conditioner, it’s also tax season! Put that refund to good use; replace your HVAC system.