Many homeowners take their HVAC system for granted. They’re thankful that their heating and cooling equipment keeps them comfortable throughout the year. However, homeowners often don’t think about their HVAC system unless there is a problem. If you are experiencing issues with your heating and cooling system, it may be time to replace it. Below, we’ll discuss just a few signs that you need to replace your HVAC system instead of repair it.
- Your heating and cooling equipment is more than 10 years old.
If your HVAC system is between 10 to 15 years old, it’s probably time to replace it. Not only will you be able to find a more energy efficient model, but you will find that the overall performance of your new system far surpasses your old equipment. Even if the system seems to be working fine, you may want to consult with an HVAC company as you could be paying more in monthly energy costs than you need to.
- Your HVAC system is making weird noises.
A well-maintained heating and cooling system will typically operate with little to no noise. However, as time passes and the different parts inside your equipment start to age or breakdown, you may start to notice grinding or squealing noises when you operate your system. If you are hearing any weird noises, it’s time to have your system inspected.
- Unusual smells are coming from your HVAC system.
If you’re just starting up your HVAC system for the first time during the season, you may notice a smell when you first turn the system off. The smell of dust burning off the equipment is typically pretty normal for systems that have been dormant. However, it’s important that you get your HVAC system inspected if you smell anything unusual as it could be the sign of a more serious and dangerous issue.
- Your energy bills are increasing.
If you notice that your energy bills are slowly starting to increase, this could be a sign that you need to replace your HVAC system. Though energy costs often depend on the season, your costs should not differ much during the same month of different years. Older heating and cooling systems and those that have repair needs tend to be less efficient than those that are working smoothly. If you think that your efficiency has started to decline, consult an HVAC technician to see if your system needs to be repaired or replaced.
Not sure if your HVAC system needs to be repaired or replaced? Call the experts at M & M Heating and Air Conditioning today. Our team of licensed HVAC technicians can diagnose your equipment and help you decide if it’s better to repair or replace. Call today: (209) 952-6580.