Not Cool: 5 Signs You Need A Complete Overhaul Of Your Heating And Cooling System This Year
Have you fixed your HVAC system more times than you care to remember in recent years? Here are 5 signs your heating and cooling system needs a do-over this year
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Not replacing your heating and cooling system can literally make you sick. When mold starts growing in your old HVAC system, you’ll be at a higher risk for developing respiratory infections.
You’re probably reluctant to spend the extra cash to upgrade your HVAC system, but it’s best not to wait. Don’t know if it’s time to upgrade? Here are some of the most common signs that you need to overhaul your heating and cooling system:
1. Costly Energy Bills
You receive your energy bill for the month, only to find that it has unexpectedly skyrocketed. If you haven’t been using more energy than usual, then your outdated HVAC technology can be to blame. This is due to the fact that aged HVAC systems tend to produce more energy when conditioning the air.
Upgrading to modern split ductless air conditioners can significantly cut your energy bill. You don’t have to worry about wasting extra energy through duct losses with these systems. Ductless air conditioning systems are also designed to only start air conditioning when needed, saving you even more money.
2. Frequent Repairs
Let’s face it, your HVAC system is constantly needing repairs. Frequently calling over an HVAC technician and spending a ton of cash on repeated repairs is definitely not ideal. At this point, you could’ve bought a new system with all of the money that you spent on repairs.
Don’t be caught in a cycle of repairs and opt to upgrade your system instead. It might be expensive to overhaul your heating and cooling technology, but it’s definitely worth it.
3. Your HVAC System is Old
Maybe you don’t remember the last time your HVAC system was updated. In this case, you’re probably due for an upgrade, as HVAC systems typically last for about 15-25 years. When you install a completely new system, you’ll be able to save more energy and money.
4. Strange Sounds
When the heat or the air conditioning kicks in, you hear a chorus of clunks, bangs, and squeals. While you may be used to the sounds of your HVAC system, these are actually signs that your system needs some maintenance.
The motors, fans, and other components in your heating and cooling system are supposed to operate without making loud noises. Eventually, these noises that you hear could actually be a part of your system breaking or failing, leading to expensive repairs.
5. Your System is Always Running
A system that constantly runs is struggling to reach a proper temperature. It uses extra energy just to produce the right amount of air to heat or cool your home. Old age is a common cause of this problem, as your system’s coils or blower motor could be deteriorating.
It’s time to get a new system that doesn’t need to waste energy and money just to maintain a stable temperature.
Upgrading Your Heating and Cooling System
Knowing when to replace your air conditioner or furnace prevents you from spending extra money in the long run.
Don’t let an outdated heating and cooling system raise your bills and wreak havoc on your air quality. Contact us today to get your HVAC system evaluated.