Your HVAC system is integral to the comfort of your home. Most of the time, however, you probably don’t put a lot of thought into it other than swapping out the occasional filter or changing the temperature. But even that second one is becoming less relevant with smart thermostats that can automatically and intelligently keep your home at a comfortable temperature. So how do you know when it’s time to replace the system? Here are five signs it’s time for a replacement from Allied Services, Inc.
High Energy Bills
The first sign of an HVAC system nearing the end of its lifecycle is higher energy bills. Your bills will obviously fluctuate depending on usage, but if you notice large increases in cost for the same amount of usage, it might be time to find a replacement.
Unable to Maintain Temperature
The whole point of an HVAC system is to maintain the comfortable temperature you set the thermostat to. If the unit is running for hours at a time but you don’t notice a change in the temperature of your home, have a professional check your system.
Lower Air Quality
Are you noticing more dust, smells, or mildew in your home? That’s another sign that your HVAC system may be on its way out. With odd smells especially, turn off your unit and call a professional. It may just be dust burning off, but it could also be melted wires or even mold, and you’ll want to know for sure.
Eventually, you’ll need to weigh the cost of repair versus purchasing a new unit. In some cases, you may be able to extend the life of your HVAC system a bit with a small repair. But in general, a good rule to follow is that if the cost to repair the unit is more than half the cost to replace the unit, you’ll likely want to go ahead with a replacement system.
10+ Years Old
Last, but certainly not least, is the age of your system. If you’ve had your HVAC unit for over 10 years, there’s a good chance it’s nearing the end. If you’ve kept up with maintenance you may even hit the 15-year mark, but if you’ve ignored your system for some time, it’s a good idea to have someone inspect it for you.
In need of an A/C installation or furnace installation in the Dayton, OH area? Allied Services, Inc. can handle that and more. Plus, we can keep it running with our HVAC service plan. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059.