How often do you stop to inspect your HVAC system? For many, this is not until they experience unbearable temperatures or their system breaks down. While you may want your system to keep running as long as possible, it is important to know when it needs attention.
Tri County Air Care experts advise you to look out for the following five indicators.
1. Increasing Utility Bills
Whereas your HVAC system’s efficiency will reduce with age, its energy consumption should not increase much. Comparing your bills with those from previous years will give you a clear picture. If your bills increase constantly, then it is time to consider replacing your system.
2. HVAC System Runs Continuously
Your system may have to kick into overdrive in the peak of summer, but if it does not turn off at some point on a regular day, then there is a problem. Your system’s capacity has deteriorated, and you need to check and probably replace the system.
3. HVAC cannot Maintain Even Temperatures in Your House
An old or inefficient HVAC system will struggle to maintain constant temperatures in all parts of your house. You may find it freezing in the kitchen and begin to sweat when you move into the living room.
According to energy.gov, this may also be due to the wrong system size or improper duct installation. Consider a replacement to avoid higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home.
4. HVAC System is too old
While the average HVAC system needs replacement every ten years, some may fail at six, and others may last up to 15 years. Proper installation and maintenance are critical to the service of your system. It is economical to replace dilapidated systems.
5. Expensive Repairs
Regular repair and maintenance are necessary to maintain your system’s efficiency. However, an old system may break down frequently, putting you in a vicious repair cycle. It would be cheaper to replace such a system.
If you notice any of the above with your HVAC system, it is time for a replacement. Our technicians will inspect your system and guide you accordingly. Contact us Today for a quote.