The HVAC system in your home is one of the most important aspects that keep you comfortable and feeling good. If this system isn’t running efficiently, it will have a negative impact on your health and the comfort of your entire family or occupants. When should you replace an HVAC system? The answer to this question depends on many factors, such as how old it is, how often it has been maintained, and what type of HVAC unit you have installed. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 7 signs that indicate it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system!
REPLACE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM IF IT IS OLDER THAN 15 YEARS
The first sign that it might be time for the HVAC system to be replaced is if it’s older than 15 years. The HVAC units have a lifespan of about 15 years, and after that point, they begin to malfunction more and become much less efficient at cooling and heating your home.
REPLACE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM IF YOU HEAR NOISES WHEN THE UNIT CYCLES ON OR IS RUNNING.
Loud noises during the summer can be a telltale sign of an air conditioner problem. If you hear any of these sounds while your unit is running, call in professional help immediately:
- Continuous loud pops or bangs
These warning signals could indicate that there’s something wrong with key components such as the compressor, condenser coil–or even debris within!
REPLACE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM IF THE UNIT SMELLS BAD WHEN RUNNING.
The stench of burnt wires, mold, and mildew is one that any sensible homeowner should easily be able to recognize. If you smell smoke or other signs of burning when your air conditioner is running, then it’s on its way out; a costly breakdown that can lead to dangerous consequences for the homeowner and those living in proximity could happen at any time now.
IT MAY BE TIME TO REPLACE YOUR AC SYSTEM IF YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS HAVE INCREASED.
Worn-out units have to work harder, which means they use more energy to cool your home. Old units are also less efficient at keeping out the specific types of pollutants that cause health problems, especially to people with asthma, bronchitis, or other respiratory problems. Any of these reasons may be the cause of high electric bills.
IF YOUR HOME FEELS MUSTY, HUMID, AND DUSTY, IT COULD BE TIME TO REPLACE YOUR AC UNIT.
Poor air quality is a common side effect of poorly ventilated homes. If your home has been feeling more humid lately and you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of dust, it may be because your AC can no longer effectively expel all pollution from inside to outside. This means that not only are we at risk for increased respiratory problems like allergies due to pollens entering our own living spaces but also those who have asthma or other lung/respiratory conditions could see worsening symptoms as well since they live in such close proximity to these airborne pollutants every day!
IF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER HAS WEAK AIRFLOW
If you stand by your home’s vents and don’t feel any strong air coming out from them, it could be time for an A/C replacement! Weak airflow can manifest as low energy efficiency. Sometimes, there are issues with the piping system (not letting enough cold temperature into) or something more serious like faulty compressors.
FREQUENT AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS
There are many reasons that an air conditioner might need a major repair or replacement part, but it can be tough to determine if the repairs are worth fixing. If your unit’s warranty has expired and you find yourself scheduling one repair after another without any progress, consider replacing the whole thing instead of repairing something so old.
It’s important to keep your HVAC system running at its best for the comfort of you and your family. If one or more signs have manifested, replacing that outdated unit with a newer model may be time! Contact our team today if you want help deciding what type of system is right for your home- we’ll work with you to create an AC plan explicitly tailored to meet the needs of yourself and your loved ones.