6 Signs You Need a Central AC Replacement

6 Signs You Need a Central AC Replacement

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central AC replacement in New Hampshire by North Shore Home Energy

As any smart homeowner knows, it’s important to give your AC annual maintenance. However, sometimes some maintenance won’t be enough to get it through the summer. Nothing lasts forever, and losing your air conditioning can be a major loss, even up here in New Hampshire. If it is still working fine, maybe you’re just being cautious and planning ahead. Whatever the case, North Shore Home Energy can tell you the signs that you’ll need a central AC replacement in New Hampshire.

Here are 6 signs you should get a central AC replacement in New Hampshire:


The AC reached retirement age

How long have you owned your current AC? If your AC has reached this point and isn’t working like it used to, it might be time to retire it. It may seem like a major cost, but don’t worry! You can use this opportunity to purchase a modern unit that’s more energy efficient.

The AC has a refrigerant leak

A refrigerant leak is a serious problem with your AC. The leaking coolant can pose a health risk to your family and the water leakage can damage your home. Sometimes it’s possible to fix serious leaks by getting a new coil. However, a leak can generally be a sign you should get a new AC.

A repair would cost too much

Sometimes replacement parts and repairs for your AC don’t justify their high costs. It gets more unappealing when you’re talking about a unit with an expired warranty. If this is the case, you should pick up a new unit and get a new warranty.

The AC is making strange noises

Is your AC operating louder than it normally does? AC units are supposed to run quietly, so any grinding, banging, or rattling noises are a major concern. These noises can represent something like a slipped belt or broken motor bearings. If these issues aren’t fixed quickly, you’ll have a costly repair or replacement on your hands.

The AC air isn’t cold

If you turn on the AC and cool air doesn’t come out within a few minutes, there’s a problem. A wide variety of issues can cause this problem, like low Freon levels or a broken compressor. Whatever the case may be, it’s an obvious sign that your AC has an issue.

The AC needs frequent repairs

You may want to keep an AC operational for a good while through repeated repairs. However, doing this may eventually lead you to spend more than you would from getting a replacement. This is more likely if your warranty has expired and isn’t helping with repair costs.

Why is North Shore Home Energy my best choice for AC services?

As an HVACR company with over 25 years of experience, North Shore Home Energy is a company devoted to helping their customers. In order to best help our customers, we not only help our customers with their home service issues but also educate them on how to maintain a healthy house. As a proudly participating contractor in the Mass Save program, we can help you save plenty of money on your next purchase. Ask us about our rebates, which can go up to $3,500 with 0% financing for up to seven years! Call North Shore Home Energy today to learn more about replacing your central AC!

By nshec

5 Reasons to Get Commercial Freezer Service

5 Reasons to Get Commercial Freezer Service

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commercial freezer service in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

The refrigeration units in your business are an important part of serving fresh food to your customers. However, this also means you constantly have to be on the watch for problems with your freezers. If they stop working and let your frozen food get bad, you could lose hundreds or thousands of dollars in wasted stock. To prevent these losses, you need to know when it’s time to call someone who can offer you commercial freezer service.

Here are five signs you need to call for commercial freezer service:


Spoiled food

The majority of commercial freezers are used to keep food frozen to prevent spoilage. If the freezers break down, they can’t keep the food from spoiling. This means you’ll have to throw out the food because you obviously can’t sell spoiled food. If you notice your frozen food is expiring before their expiration dates, you might have to adjust your freezer’s settings. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call for repairs.


Heavy condensation and frost

In addition to keeping food cold, freezers help keep food dry to discourage mold growth. Heavy amounts of condensation mean you have something wrong with the unit gasket, drain tube, or humidity controls. Similarly, seeing lots of frost in your freezer means there’s a problem with the defrost system or evaporator fan.



When you see water around your freezers, that’s an obvious sign something is wrong. There are a wide variety of reasons your freezers are leaking. They might be overheating or overworked, they turned off during a power surge, the drain hose might have issues, or it might be something else. Your best bet is to call North Shore Home Energy to take a look at your freezers.


Damaged seals

The seals on your freezer doors are designed to keep the cold in and the heat out. However, wear and tear can result in small gaps forming, allowing the cold to escape. This may force your freezer to work harder to stay cool, raising your energy bills and wearing out the freezer faster.


Higher energy bills

Speaking of energy bills, as a business owner, you should have a general idea of how much you spend on energy every month. If you’ve noticed an inexplicable increase, something is likely wrong with an appliance or electronic. Inefficient freezers and other appliances/electronics will use more electricity then normally to work, costing you money. If you can’t find why your bills are increasing, it might be worth checking your freezers and other electronics.


Why call North Shore Home Energy to fix my freezers?

North Shore Home Energy is a company with over 25 years of history and experience in the HVACR industry. Our family-owned business has been working hard to keep food cold and people comfortable. If you call us today, we can offer a free quote on your purchase. We’re also proud to be participating in the Mass Save program. As a participant of the Mass Save program, you may be able to score a rebate up to $3,500 with 0% financing for 7 years! North Shore Home Energy can help you find refrigeration that meets your needs, the needs of your customers, and the needs of your employees. Contact us today to get started!

By nshec