Signs That It’s Almost Time to Replace Your HVAC System

How do you know if it’s time?

If your existing heating or cooling system is over ten years old, it’s an indication that you need to get a new one. Check out these five warning signs that it’s time for HVAC replacement.

Repair Costs Are Higher Than The Price of a New System

Older HVAC systems require more extensive repairs—and it’s a sad fact that most homeowners have to deal with. If you need your HVAC system repaired for the cost that’s almost half or higher than a new system, forget about it! It’s best to replace your system completely to save more money in your pocket.

Soaring Energy Bills

If you haven’t had any major changes in your local energy cost, then your current bills should be relatively similar to the previous months. But if your bills have ballooned with no concrete explanation, it could be a sign of worn-out parts and inefficient HVAC equipment. Damaged and older systems have to work longer and harder to meet your comfort requirements, and replacement is a smart solution.

It feels hot indoors

Your old cooling system is struggling to keep a consistent and comfortable temperature indoors. When you’re feeling less comfortable indoors, it generally means that your HVAC system isn’t powerful enough to supply the required temperature.

Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old

Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.

Your home has humidity problems

Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.

Your heating or cooling system is noisy

You could have an undersized duct system, a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment, or other components that may be failing causing undue stress on other equipment components.

Unpleasant odors

Strange or unpleasant smells coming from your HVAC unit or your vents? Odors can be caused by a variety of problems, such as mold and mildew growth due to excess moisture inside the unit or refrigerant leaks.

Tripped circuit breaker

If your HVAC system trips the circuit breaker once, it may not be any cause for alarm. But if it happens repeatedly, you may have a system that is showing signs of wear. A small repair may be able to help, but it likely won’t last long and your whole system will soon need to be replaced.

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Whether you’re running the furnace in winter, or cranking up the air conditioning unit in summer, there is always a chance that your indoor air quality, energy bills, and even your health could be affected by your old HVAC unit To find out more about our services, or to get started on your own system, don’t hesitate to contact us right away!

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