If you notice an increase in your cooling expenses or reduced indoor comfort, then you should consider whether you need an AC upgrade. Many older cooling systems don’t provide efficient cooling, especially in homes with poor ventilation. Reduced indoor comfort, higher utility bills, and unusual noises are all signs that your Clearwater, Florida, home might need an AC upgrade.

Higher Cooling Expenses

As your AC unit ages, its parts will wear out. As a result, the system must work harder than normal to cool your home. As it works harder, it consumes more energy. And as it consumes more energy, your cooling bills will increase. Sometimes, having regular maintenance performed can improve an inefficient cooling system. However, if maintenance doesn’t improve your energy efficiency, you should upgrade your home’s AC system to reduce your utility expenses.

Unusual Noises

If you notice any type of clicking or metal-on-metal noises coming from the AC unit, contact a repair technician. Loose parts in the AC system can cause extreme damage to the entire cooling unit, leading to costly replacements. In some instances, it’s best to go ahead and replace the entire AC unit instead of trying to perform repairs.

Reduced Indoor Comfort

Does it seem like some of the rooms in your home never achieve or maintain your desired temperature? If so, there’s a good chance your AC unit is cooling unevenly. Instead of adjusting the thermostat and increasing energy consumption, you might want to have an HVAC technician perform an AC upgrade to improve your indoor comfort. But first, the technician will inspect the system’s ductwork and change the air filter. Often, you can improve indoor comfort and avoid a complete AC upgrade by investing in filter replacements and ductwork cleaning.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of an outdated AC system, contact Arctic Air Systems at 727-300-0287. One of our experienced technicians can explain what these signs mean and discuss your options for upgrading your AC.

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