Your home’s HVAC equipment is very resilient and will last quite a few years, but eventually, you’ll need to consider replacing it. Since you may not know what signs to look for, let’s take a look at some tips to remember when deciding whether buying a new HVAC system is the best thing for your home.
The System Is No Longer Blowing Cold Air
If your air conditioner stops blowing cold air and it’s never done that before, then it may have a faulty component that needs to be replaced. In a situation where this routinely happens, however, then you could very likely be looking at the replacement of the entire unit.
The System Is More Than 10 Years Old
Air conditioners are built to last and will typically stay in good operation for 10 to 15 years, depending on how well you take care of it, as well as other factors. If the unit has already surpassed its 10th birthday and doesn’t seem to be working quite as well, you might want to switch it out.
Higher Monthly Energy Bills
Energy bills go up and down, but if you see a sudden spike without a reasonable explanation, then your system could be in severe disrepair. If a maintenance call with an HVAC technician doesn’t solve the problem, then picking up a new unit will be your only option.
Strange Odors or Sounds
Both strange odors and sounds typically mean that there is something wrong with your air conditioner, especially if you smell electrical burning or hear loud grinding noises. If either of these things persist, you definitely want to consider upgrading to a new system.
Unit Repairs Are Frequent
Every piece of HVAC equipment will eventually need a repair or two because of a malfunctioning part or worn-out component. However, if you’ve been repairing your unit on a regular basis, this is a good indication that it’s time to let it go.
The tips we’ve shared here should give you a good indication of when buying a new HVAC system is the right thing to do. For more expert advice, contact the professionals at Detmer and Sons. We’ve been serving Dayton and the surrounding communities since 1978.