Boca Raton gets hot in the summer. According to the Köppen climate classification, it classifies as Af or tropical rainforest climate. With such hot and humid weather, a working HVAC system is a must. In July and August when temperatures routinely get into the 90s, the air conditioning better be working as it should. Your worst sweaty and uncomfortable fears could be realized if it dies. You’ll probably be wondering if you could’ve picked up on the warning signs before you got yourself into this hot and sticky mess.
Well folks, we’re here to tell you that ignoring AC problems is a big mistake that many South Florida homeowners make. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric in Boca Raton is here to help you out by covering some of the most common issues that indicate it’s time for air conditioning repairs or a new HVAC system entirely.
Let’s get to it then, shall we? Here are the warning signs your HVAC system needs to be replaced.
If you’re watching the TV in the living room, chances are that you’ll feel pretty comfortable. When you get up to fix yourself a meal or grab a cool drink, you may notice that the temperature in the next room is warmer. This uneven temperature spread could mean that the HVAC is struggling to cool the entire home. It could also point to a problem with the thermostat units. Since your HVAC is a system, all the components need to be in working order for it to cool your living spaces.
Did you know that old cars and old HVAC Systems have something in common? They both give AC problems! With the constant progress in modern technology, HVAC systems are improving annually. You may have a system in your home where there is a thermostat needed for each room. Nowadays, the thermostats are programmable which allows you to specify running times. This automated approach is not only convenient but can also end up saving you money. Modern HVAC systems are very efficient when it comes to power consumption. You’ll see real savings on your utility bill when you get a new unit installed.
It’s reasonable to assume that repairing your HVAC is a good idea. This makes sense if repairs aren’t needed too frequently. However, if you’re constantly repairing your air conditioning unit, then perhaps a new HVAC is a better decision in the long run. If you take into account the purchase price of a new system compared to numerous repairs, the difference will likely be negligible. If you’ve had to do a lot of repairs on your current HVAC, you could have a bad egg.
In the United States, R-22 Freon is being phased out. No more production or import of R-22 Freon gas is permitted. This process is being managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This means that supply must come from ever scarcer stockpiles or reclaimed gas. Since R-22 Freon is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), it’s also damaging to the environment. HCFCs are one of the chemicals that break down the ozone layer. For the negative environmental effects alone, you should consider a new AC that makes use of the friendlier R410-A gas.
Many AC problems stem from a lack of regular maintenance. AC units make use of Polyolester oil (POE) to lubricate the compressor. Over time, this oil can separate from the refrigerant gas inside the compressor. This process results in the lubrication of the system eventually failing. As friction builds in the system, your AC will give problems. The check for refrigerant leaks is critical for the long-term functioning of your HVAC. If you neglect maintenance for too long, the damage is already done.
Here at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we turn your AC problems into AC pleasures! Since we started operations in 1983, we have helped countless South Floridians enjoy crisp, cool, air-conditioned bliss. Don’t sweat your problem AC. To get a quote on your new HVAC system, give us a call at 561-391-1048.