The Tell-Tale Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your HVAC System
Whether you’re talking about a furnace, boiler or air conditioner, it’s extremely important to know when it’s time to replace your HVAC system. Hanging on to your heating or cooling system for too long can cost you a lot of money on both utility bills and necessary repairs. Fortunately, there are some tell-tale signs to let you know when that upgrade is necessary.
- Know the age of your HVAC system. Each appliance has an average lifespan, and once you’ve had your unit beyond that, you’d be wise to have it replaced. For heat pumps and air conditioners, that number is around 10 years. Furnaces and boilers last a bit longer, as they can go for around 15 years without too many problems. HVAC appliances are more energy-efficient now than they ever have been in the past, so the older or unit, the more energy you’re likely wasting.
- If necessary repairs start getting frequent, it’s time to replace your system. Even small repairs can add up quickly in costs, so if your heating or cooling appliance begins to have regular issues, you’re likely better off buying a new one. Tiny issues can snowball into huge ones in no time, so holding onto that appliance past its prime isn’t a worthwhile risk.
- Your HVAC system shouldn’t be making a lot of noise. Noisy appliances can indicate that your ducts are undersized, or that a cooling appliance has a problem with its indoor coil. If you’re hearing a lot of buzzing or clunking from an HVAC appliance, you should get it checked out sooner rather than later, as it may be time to replace it.
- If your utility bills start to rise, your HVAC system is probably wearing out. As HVAC systems get older, they begin to have problems converting energy. Once the price of your fuel bill starts to rise, it’s only going to get worse from there if you don’t get a replacement.
So, be on the lookout for these tell-tale signs when evaluating your HVAC system. For HVAC needs in the Pasadena area, call opens in a new windowAir-Tro Inc..
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