Warmer weather is definitely on its way. However, before the temperatures reach the 80s or 90s, it is important to make sure that your HVAC system is ready to provide the season-long comfort you expect. Regardless of if this means you need HVAC repair or complete replacement of your existing unit, it is essential to contact a local HVAC service company to let you know where you stand. The professional HVAC technicians you call will usually check the ducts and filters to determine if any type of repair is necessary. But, there are a few ways you can tell if repairs or replacement are needed, as well. Three signs that it is time for HVAC service, repair or replacement can be found here.

An Overly Dusty Home

The air filter in your AC unit is responsible for clearing the air that is cooled and sent through the ducts and home. When in proper working order, the filter will pick up allergens, dust and other debris that may possibly enter the home. If your home seems to be excessively dusty, it may be time to have an HVAC service take a look at your ducts. They may only need to replace the filter and clean the ducts; however, if the duct system is older, it may have to be replaced.

Higher Energy Costs

More than half of your home’s energy costs originate from the air conditioning and heating system. While these costs are on an upward trend around the country, if you notice any type of increase that seems excessive, it is the indication of a more serious problem present. In some cases, this issue will require that you replace the entire HVAC unit. This is especially a good idea if the unit is over a decade old.

Fluctuating Temperatures in the Home

If the HVAC system is extremely old, or it is not working properly, then you may find that the cooling inside your home is somewhat inconsistent. This usually means that one room is going to be cooler than the others, or the entire comfort level in your home is simply “off.” This may be a problem with the ducts, the coils in the AC unit or the entire system may not be installed properly. If this is the situation, then HVAC repair is likely going to be enough to fix the issue that is present. When the temperatures go up in the summertime, it is essential to be able to retreat into your home to get comfortable. If your HVAC system is not working properly, this will not be possible. If you have not turned your unit on all winter, or if you are simply unsure if it is up to the task of keeping your home cool, then calling for professional HVAC service and repair is essential. This will help ensure the system is up to the task of keeping you cool throughout the summer months.