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When is it Time to Replace Your HVAC Unit?

Have you ever been on a long road trip, miles from the next exit, and you’re driving an older vehicle? You hear some discomforting sounds coming from under the hood, and you just pray you can limp along to the next exit.

That feeling of dread and apprehension about being stuck on the road is a lot like the feelings you may have when your old heating and air conditioning unit strains to move your home’s temperature gauge one way or the other. You just pray you can get through one more year, one more hot Orlando summer.

Is there ever a time when it’s too early to replace your HVAC unit?

The experts at Rainaldi can tell you there is a time when it’s too late to replace your unit, and that’s when it’s the hottest, most humid day of the summer, and you have a house full of guests. That’s an anxiety-filled moment in itself.

So what are some signs you need to place your HVAC unit?

Age. Do you know when your system was installed? If you’ve lived in your house for more than 10 years and have never replaced your HVAC system, that means it’s time to call Rainaldi Home Services for a consultation to discuss air conditioning repair and possible replacement.

Repair Costs. On a first-name basis with your Rainaldi technician? As much as we love our customers, we’d rather work to save you money than make you spend it. If recent costs for repair are starting to outweigh the price of a new system, it’s time for replacement with a more energy- and money-efficient system. (We can still be friends, though!)

Poor Air Quality. Do you have to dust around the house a lot more often? Or perhaps there’s been some weird smells coming from your air ducts. If you’re starting to see an increase in dust or signs of mold or mildew, your home’s air quality is now being affected by your poorly running air conditioning system. Another sign would be unusually high humidity levels—you want to leave that to Orlando weather outside, not inside your home.

Lack of Comfort. Air conditioning systems are supposed to be home comfort systems. If they’re unable to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round, your HVAC system is struggling. There can be many reasons for inconsistent temperatures, including a faulty thermostat, clogged filters, damage to the system’s motors, low fluid levels, or cracked ducts. Your Rainaldi specialist will be able to pinpoint the issue and work with you to determine the best remedy, even if it means a whole new system.

Freon’s Not So Free. Did you know that Freon refrigerant is a thing of the past when it comes to charging air conditioning and heat pump systems? The Environmental Protection Agency banned the import and sale of systems that came pre-charged with Freon, or R-22 refrigerant in 2010. So, if your system still uses Freon, not only is it not extremely expensive to continue using, but it’s also bad for the environment. Rainaldi can help you find more environmentally-friendly home comfort systems to add green back to Planet Earth as well as your wallet.

If you have noticed any or all of these signs in your home, call Orlando’s leading home comfort company, Rainaldi Home Services. Dial [csad_phone} today for an immediate appointment and your ticket to consistent comfort.

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