When is it Time to Replace Your HVAC System?
As a homeowner, it’s important to properly maintain your home. That can mean routine upkeep, or it can mean that repairs are in order. Sometimes, you’ll need to actually replace appliances and other systems in your home. The question is, do you know when it’s time for replacement?
Your HVAC system is one of those parts of your home that will need regular maintenance and eventually replacement. With the inevitability of replacement, you need to know the signs to look for in order to determine when the time has come.
Signs that it is time to replace your HVAC system
With proper routine care and maintenance, your HVAC system can last for years. However, there are some signs to look for that will let you know the time for replacement has come.
age of your heat pump or air conditioner
If your heat pump or air conditioner is over 10 years old, you might want to consider having the system replaced. Replacing it with a newer unit will ensure that it functions better and saves you money on your heating and cooling costs each month.
age of your furnace or boiler
When your furnace or boiler are over 15 years old, it’s a good time to replace them. As with the heat pump and air conditioner, replacing them will ensure that they work efficiently and will save you money.
Certain rooms in your home staying too hot or too cold
Sometimes you’ll have your heat running but some rooms will just stay cold. Sometimes you’ll be running your air conditioner, but you’ll notice that some rooms are still hot. This is often a sign that your equipment is not functioning properly and replacement could be in order.
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Needing frequent repairs of your system
If you find that you’re calling for repairs of your heating or air conditioning systems fairly often, there is a good chance that they are in need of replacement. Instead of continuing to throw away money on something that is clearly on its way out, opt for having your system replaced.
Your energy bill is rising
HVAC systems that aren’t functioning properly often cause energy costs to rise. This is because when they are not working as efficiently, they are running more often and harder than they should, causing your bill to go up. If you are seeing higher costs nearly every month, have your system looked at to see if it should be replaced.
You are experiencing problems with humidity in your home
Indoor humidity can become an issue if your system isn’t working properly, your ducts are leaking, or you don’t have the equipment that you should. If you notice that the air in your home is too humid in the summer or too dry in the colder months, it might be time for a new system.
You want to upgrade to a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are very useful for saving energy and saving money. You can program the thermostat to turn off and on when you’re away, when you’re asleep, or whenever it makes sense for you. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you might consider having your system replaced to have one installed.
The heating or cooling system makes a lot of noise
While many HVAC systems make a soft noise when they’re running, if you notice loud sounds, then there is probably something wrong. It could be that there is a problem with your air conditioning equipment’s coil or that you have an undersized duct system. Either way, loud sounds means you need to have your system checked out and potentially replaced.
There is a lot of dust in your home
If you notice an excessive amount of dust in your home, there’s a good chance that your ducts are leaking. It could be time to have your HVAC system replaced.
Replacing your HVAC system
Your HVAC system is an important part of your home. Without a properly functioning system, your home can feel uncomfortable. Keep an eye out for these signs to make sure that when your system has run its course, you get it replaced without missing a beat.
Regular upkeep and maintenance can help to prolong the life of your HVAC system. Take care of your system to get the most out of it. A great HVAC company will provide maintenance and repairs on your system, and will be there to replace it when the time comes.
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