It’s no secret that summers in Southshore, LA, are hot and humid, which makes it vital that you have an HVAC system that you can rely on. If you’re wondering whether your HVAC system will make it through the summer, here are four signs you should invest in a new HVAC system for your home.

1. Frequent Repairs

Regular maintenance keeps your system running longer with only occasional repairs required. However, if you find that your HVAC system needs frequent repairs and they’re adding up to 50% of the cost of a new system, it’s mostly likely a wiser decision to take the leap and get a new system.

2. HVAC System Is Older Than 10 Years

With regular maintenance, the average HVAC system has a service life of 10 to 15 years old. If you have an air conditioner that’s over 10 years old, it’s time to consider replacing your system. Not only are you investing in a system that’s more energy efficient, but you are also saving money on your utility bills.

3. Poorer Air Quality

Your air conditioner not only cools your home but also removes humidity from the air, which impacts your indoor air quality. An older system has a difficult time removing humidity, making it difficult or impossible for your AC system to keep you comfortable. Older HVAC systems also are not as energy efficient, allowing the buildup of dust and bacterial growth, which aggravates existing health issues and causes others.

4. Rising Energy Bills

Your utility bills should remain fairly constant unless there’s a sudden spike or dip in temperatures, your utility rates have increased or you’re using an energy-intensive appliance. If you notice that your monthly energy bills are going up without a known reason, it’s time to call for maintenance or consider replacing the system.

Don’t allow your HVAC system to let you down this summer. Contact Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling today to invest in a new air conditioning system to keep you comfortable.

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