Here at Bravo Heating and Air Conditioning, we want our customers to feel confident in every HVAC decision they make with us. Whether it’s a simple filter swap out or total AC replacement services, our goal is to provide the resources and information necessary for you to choose us with confidence.
In cases where professional AC installation is what you’re looking for, our detail-oriented, NATE-certified technicians are the best around, delivering a standard of customer service and professionalism that is second to none.
Replacing an AC unit is no small job, and without a comprehensive knowledge of how they work, it can be stressful. You never want to feel unsure if you’re paying for a full replacement when a simple repair could solve your problems.
At Bravo, we take pride in building relationships with our customers that are meant to last a lifetime. This means that we only provide homeowners with the services they need and are more than happy to provide them with information that will help them make informed decisions about their AC and investment.
To help clear the air and help you figure out if replacement is necessary, we’ve put together a list of the five most common signs that replacement may be the best option.
For the most part, utility bills should remain consistent month to month — unless your habits have deviated drastically because of any sort of circumstance. If you are regularly noticing higher-than-normal energy bills, it may be a sign that your HVAC system is failing to run optimally and may need to be replaced.
Like with any equipment, as an HVAC unit ages, it’s going to break down more frequently. Eventually, every unit will reach a point of diminishing returns in terms of repair. This means that a unit has gotten to the point where the cost of outright replacement will quickly be paid for by the amount saved in repair bills.
One of the main functions of an HVAC unit is to control and regulate the moisture and humidity in the air. Because of this, some moisture build-up is expected on all AC units. However, over time, as a unit loses efficiency, it can eventually fail to remove adequate amounts of moisture from the home. This leads to an overall clammier environment and even possible damage to your belongings caused by mold and mildew.
Your AC unit should always sound fairly consistent. Most units will make a bit of noise as they start up and will maintain a slight hum while running, but anything more than this is generally a sign that something is wrong and may need to be repaired or replaced.
In addition to our ears, we can also use our noses to detect possible HVAC trouble. If you smell anything other than fresh, clean air coming out of your air vents, it’s in your best interest to contact a professional. Bad smells coming from your AC can be indicative of several larger issues, including pests and dangerous mold issues.
In some cases, the root of every issue mentioned above — and one of the most valid reasons for having an AC unit replaced — is simply age. On average, the typical AC unit has a lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. Anything more than this is typically considered good fortune. Units around this age will have generally reached a point where a replacement will have many benefits for the homeowners.
If you’re in the market for the best in San Antonio air conditioner installation, you would be hard-pressed to do better than Bravo Heating and Air Conditioning. As a veteran-owned company that has worked hard to become an intrinsic part of the community, it would be our honor to find a solution to any of your HVAC needs.
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