When It’s Time To Replace Your HVAC System
Like any big-ticket purchase in your life, your HVAC system will eventually reach the end of its lifespan and it’ll be time to replace your HVAC system with a new one. Ouch. But are you ready to make that purchase? Can you get some more life out of your existing system by simply doing some repairs? What’s worth it? When’s it not a question of value, but rather it just being time to buy a new something or other?These are all questions we get and questions we’ll help answer today. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your home heating and cooling system. Let’s jump right in!
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The System Simply Isn’t Efficient
Are you noticing your utility bills going up and up? Is your system working twice as hard for half the result? If so, it’s probably time to replace your HVAC system. What might have been cutting edge 10-15 years all of a sudden isn’t now – and It’s time to bite the bullet and get a new system. To good news is these days that high SEER rated systems are vastly improved and can save you a ton of money – not just in terms of lower utility costs, but also in the form of the many rebates that can be available.
If your system is making a ton of noise, then it’s probably time for a new system. For one, a noisy system is usually an indicator that your system is too large or too small for your space. Regardless of what the reason is, they both bring their share of problems and both will cost you money.
Repairs Are Getting More Expensive
Just like cars, there comes a point where repairing your HVAC system just isn’t worth it anymore. If your system is less than five years old, you should still be under warranty which will make those repairs less stressful. But if your system is older, pouring globs of money into something just isn’t worth it. Instead of throwing that money into an expensive repair, it’s probably a lot smarter to just throw a part of it into a new system.
If you’re wondering if that time has come, give us a call and we’re happy to come do a cost-benefit analysis that could potentially give you the answer you’re looking for. If it is time for a new unit, we’ll be able to help create a road map that helps you make the best decision for your specific situation.
If you have smelt a strange smell coming from your HVAC system this is reason for concern. Dust trapped in the vents are burning and that’s the smell you’re inhaling. This scent is unsettling but its also dangerous. If enough dust gets caught up it could start a fire and completely destroy your home.
Rising Energy Bills
You should have a good idea of how much it costs to use your furnace each month during the winter. If those costs start to rise without any good reason and do not change because of repairs, then the furnace is degrading to the point that it must overwork to achieve the same results. Have professionals inspect the furnace to make sure there isn’t another reason for the increase in power drain.
Replacing a furnace is a major event, although with the right installers it should go smoothly. You might even take this opportunity to try a new type of heating system, such as a heat pump, to replace your furnace. Your installers can help you navigate your many choices so you will get the heating system that’s right for you and which will work for many years to come.
If your furnace has gone past its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, then you’ve already gotten a fantastic bargain from it… and you should consider changing it before it fails or begins to develop numerous repair problems. It is better to head-off a breakdown and an emergency installment with a “preventive” installment. Have installers test your aged heater to see if it should receive a replacement in the near future.
Dust And Poor Air Quality
Part of your HVAC systems job besides cooling and heating your home is properly ventilating the air. The overall quality of air should be improved with your system when it cleans dust, dander, and other debris from the air. It should also keep humidity under control to a certain extent. So if you’re noticing more dust around your home then lately your HVAC system could be the issue.
If you’re seeing mold or mildew this could also be a sign your system is broken and in need for a replacement.