How to Check if You Need to Replace Your HVAC System
An HVAC system is one of the most significant purchases you could ever make for your home. Like most home appliances, there will come a time when your HVAC equipment’s service life ends, and you’ll have to replace it eventually.
Letting your HVAC systems run past their lifespan (and worse if in a damaged state), will only cause more trouble for you. You might do better with a total replacement instead.
Do you need help deciding if the time has come to start saving on heating and cooling repairs with a brand new HVAC? Here are four signs it’s time to replace your HVAC system:
Frequent and High-cost Repairs
If your HVAC system has already gone through multiple repairs over the years, and you notice that the bills for heating and cooling repair keep rising, it’s time to retire your AC system.
It will be more cost-effective to replace it with a system that is much more energy efficient with better features and upgraded heating or cooling services.
On average, an HVAC system lasts around 12 to 15 years. When your system has already reached this age, consider planning for a replacement before the next breakdown.
An old HVAC system that comes with outdated technology (R-22 Refrigerant/Freon) is not only harmful to the environment. It is also less durable than modern HVAC systems that utilize R-410A (Puron). Your advanced cooling systems are better at absorbing and dissipating heat.
To determine how old your air conditioner is, look for the manufacture date on its label. It’s usually found on the side of both your indoor and outdoor units.
You’ll know that your HVAC system is performing poorly when you find your energy costs rising over the years. The increase in energy consumption could be caused by an HVAC system that has to work twice as hard to give you the right temperature.
It’s the same case with your heating systems. If you are spending more on the heating and cooling services of your old HVAC system, it might be time for a replacement.
Typically, HVAC systems get louder over the years, but some odd sounds may indicate performance issues. These sounds may be any of the following:
- Groaning and banging furnace
- A loud outdoor unit
- Loud humming from the blower
When you notice these strange sounds coming from your HVAC system, immediately call your trusted heating and cooling repair company. The noises could be caused by loose parts that need immediate replacement or problems with other HVAC components like fans, blowers, and motors.
If you continue to hear weird noises even after repair, take it as an opportunity to upgrade your HVAC system.
A new HVAC system might just be one of the smartest investments you could make for your home, especially as modern HVAC systems are designed with energy efficiency in mind. What that means for you is lower bills, and a piece of upgraded, robust equipment.
For all your HVAC repairs and replacement needs, contact Tri-City Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We have 24/7 emergency service available!