Heating and Air Questions Hattiesburg, Purvis, and Southern Mississippi
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How Much Does AC Repair Usually Cost?
Prices for repair projects can vary significantly by the issue you are having, the parts necessary to fix the problem, and the project’s complexity. Our certified technicians can come to your home, diagnose your systems, and make recommendations for the repairs that your Home Comfort System needs. They will give you a detailed assessment of the system, and repairs will begin only after you approve.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Entire HVAC System?
The exact cost of replacing your Home Comfort System will depend on several factors. The type of system that you need, such as a heat pump or a furnace, the size of the unit or tons needed to efficiently heat/cool your home, and the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of the unit, or simply put the energy efficiency of the unit. The higher the efficiency and the bigger the units, the more it will cost to replace your Home Comfort System. If you want to find out the exact cost, schedule a no-cost estimate on having your unit(s) replaced. Let our experts give you multiple options on the best system for your home.
Is it Cheaper to Replace a Furnace and AC together?
We can all agree that replacing an air conditioner and a furnace at the same time is expensive. However, the only way to ensure that your Home Comfort System performs at its rated efficiency is by replacing both simultaneously. So, if your furnace is over 15 years old, you are buying a high-efficiency air conditioner above 16 SEER, there is a complicated installation, or if you just don’t want to worry about HVAC repairs and replacements for a while, then you should always have both units replaced. In the long run, a total replacement will save you the hassle of replacing another component a few years down the road and will give you peace of mind knowing that your Home Comfort System is performing optimally.
When Should I Service My AC Unit?
It is best to maintain your Home Comfort System so that it lasts for years to come. To avoid risks of a costly breakdown and to enhance the life of your system, Bennett Heating and Air recommend that you have your system maintained twice a year. Your system should be serviced in the spring before hot weather and again in the fall before the cold winter weather.
How Do You Know When Your HVAC Is Going Bad?
Many things can go wrong with your Home Comfort System, but here are seven common warning signs that you should be on the lookout for
- Indoor Humidity-feels to sticky or stuffy
- Strange Smells-smells like moldy, musty, or rotten
- Inaccurate Thermostat-temperature on the thermostat doesn’t match the home
- Strange Noises-hissing, rattling, grinding, squealing, or clunking noises are not to be ignored
- Increase in Power Bill-if your power bill drastically rises, then your unit could be working overtime to keep up.
Power Fluctuations-turning of and on randomly throughout the day or “Short Cycling” is a potentially dangerous situation. It’s either not getting enough power to the unit, or it’s overheating.
What Does It Mean When Your AC Makes A Wierd Noise?
Typically, if your Home Comfort System is making weird noises, it is very likely to malfunction. It can be anything from a loose part, missing or broken isolation feet, refrigerant leaks, or a malfunctioning compressor. None of these should be ignored, and you should call to have one of our trained technicians come out to diagnose the issue.
What Does a Bad AC Compressor Sound Like?
A failing AC Compressor will make a loud or unusual noise. A worn bearing will produce a high-pitched squealing or grinding sound, while a seized bearing will produce a grinding noise or a noticeable belt squeal.
Is it Normal For Your AC to Make Noise?
It is normal for your Home Comfort System to make a very soft humming noise. Other noises that you might hear would be the startup, blowing noises, and clicks after a cycle. Anything outside that realm or different than what you are used to hearing may be a sign of a problem with your system.
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