Your HVAC system is the heart of your home. It keeps your family safe and warm during the winter, and nice and cool during the summer. However, if you happen to have an older HVAC system, you should definitely be aware of what signs to look out for to help you know when it’s time for replacement. You should be especially concerned if:
Your HVAC System Is Starting Up More Often Or Running Longer Than Usual
If your system is starting up a lot more often, or staying on for a really long time, it likely means your home is having a little more trouble maintaining your desired temperature. This could be simply caused by worn out coils or a compromised blower motor, which are easy fixes, but it could also mean that it’s time for an entirely new system. If you’ve had your system looked at and/or had various pieces replaced already but are still experiencing these issues, it might be time to start shopping for a new one.
Your HVAC System Is Making Persistent Unusual/Loud Noises
Older machines will always be louder than their newer, sleeker counterparts, but knowing when the noise is normal and when it’s pointing to a failing system can make all the difference. If your blower is “humming,” your outdoor unit is getting louder, or your furnace or air conditioning is making a lot of strange noises upon starting up or continuously while running – and you’ve already attempted to have the problems resolved/fixed already – it may be time for you to seek out a replacement!
Your HVAC System Needs A Lot Of Repairs
When you have a complex piece of machinery, like an HVAC system, most of the time if something goes wrong you can simply replace one small piece and have everything back up and running without too much hassle. However, once you get to the point where it seems like every piece needs to be replaced, or your system seems to constantly need repairs, it may be significantly more cost-effective for you to just consider replacing the entire system all at once rather than taking care of it piece by piece.
You Haven’t Been Performing Necessary Routine Maintenance
If you don’t take proper care of your HVAC system, by the time you notice a real problem (most of the time when the entire system breaks down completely) it’s too late and the damage is beyond repair. In fact, depending on exactly what type of problem you’re having, you may even be potentially putting yourself and your family directly in harms way as a result. Gas leaks, exposed wires, and other dangerous threats can all go unnoticed unless you make an effort routinely inspect your systems, change filters, and have repairs or maintenance performed when necessary.
Your HVAC System Is More Than 10 Years Old
No matter how well you take care of your HVAC system, it will always have a shelf life. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, and pieces and parts are already starting to fall apart, it may simply be time for you to thank it for it’s loyal service and let it finally die in peace. Besides, newer HVAC models feature much greater technologies that can boost the energy efficiency of your home and save you a ton of money in monthly utility bills and repair costs!
For more information on whether or not it’s time to replace your HVAC system, or to learn more about taking advantage of our fantastic products and installation services, we urge you to contact our incredible knowledgeable air quality specialists at AFM Heating & Cooling today! Call AFM Heating & Cooling at 734.464.6700 for a free consultation, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar, today.