When is it Time for a New HVAC System?
Replacing Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system should properly serve you for about ten to fifteen years if it were properly maintained. Like everything running, it is bound to age and fail at some point. So, what are the signs that should show you that your current AC system demands a new replacement? Read on to educate yourself.
A conventional heating and cooling system will make some noises when running. Some newer models run silently. However, your furnace system may begin producing unusual noises that epitomize rattles, squeaks, popping sounds or hisses. It is a clear indication that your AC system is falling apart and some parts of the system are failing. The technician will try to fix it but if the problem keeps popping up, it’s time to start shopping for a new unit.
Increasing AC bills
As usual, AC units are bound to consume a significant amount of your electricity. New machines especially those equipped with energy efficient features run under low power consumption. Once you start receiving high electricity bills emanating from your AC unit, it’s time to call for the heating and cooling service to verify the condition of your system. If they confirm that the AC unit is responsible for the escalated bills, you might want to start searching for a replacement.
More frequent breakdowns and AC maintenance services
As time passes by, your AC system may start breaking down frequently with various problems. If it starts to demand more AC maintenance and repair services, that could be a red flag. At this point, the best economic decision would be to purchase a new AC unit with advanced features and a long-life span.
The average lifespan of a properly maintained AC unit is about fifteen years. Over the years of running, the parts of the system are bound to become obsolete and worn out. This makes the unit too old to continue running efficiently as it once would. Once the AC unit hits ten years of running, you need to start checking for abnormalities such as overheating, odd smells and sounds that could signal the need for a new machine.
Regular maintenance practices by an excellent heating and cooling service provider will help prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system. Contact Christian Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. at (215) 372-8636 or use our online form, when your AC unit begins misbehaving. Early replacement of a failing unit may actually save you a lot rather than insisting on frequent repair practices.