Because you want to make sure your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit will not fail you this winter season, you 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 furnace, especially if you are not familiar with the model.
To help you, here are some things you can do to determine whether or not you should replace 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.
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 furnace, finding out whether or not it is energy efficient might help you decide. The U.S. Energy Star program reveals that the today’s furnaces that have the Energy Star seal are 15% more efficient, while oil based furnaces are 4% more efficient than baseline models. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends using the latest Energy Star furnaces as these could generate savings of up to $94 per year.
Determine whether or not you are generating savings from your furnace or if you’re furnace 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 furnace.
- Having your unit undergo repair too frequently
- Having increased or excessive utility bills even though you are not overusing the furnace
- Some rooms are hotter while others are colder
- Signs of humidity problems inside the house
- Unusual sounds coming from the furnace like rattling, buzzing, and repeated humming
- Too much dust, soot, or rust particles coming out from the furnace vents
- Visible signs of rust in and around your furnace
For more information, call Grand Strand Heating And Cooling now and speak with their Myrtle Beach air conditioning experts.
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