Heating and cooling are some of the most critical aspects of your home. Investing in a sound HVAC system can keep you and your family comfortable for up to 15 years with regular maintenance checks and repairs. However, HVAC systems won’t last forever, no matter how good care you take of it. So how do you know when to repair your HVAC system or replace it entirely? We’ll give you some indicators and ideas on what to do if your HVAC doesn’t work correctly.

You walk into your home one afternoon, and the temperature is highly uncomfortable. Of course, you check the thermostat, batteries, power switch, circuit breakers, air filters, and the outdoor condenser to see if you can fix it yourself.

After checking all the above obvious issues and not finding the problem, you realize you need a professional. Professional repairs to HVAC systems can range from replacing contactors to installing a new compressor to cleaning compression coils. Regular seasonal maintenance plans can keep these minor issues at bay. On a younger HVAC system, these minor repairs by a professional can be more cost-effective than buying a completely new unit.

 

If the cost of repairing your HVAC unit is higher than buying a new HVAC, buy a new HVAC. 

 

However, when an HVAC system turns ten, individual parts begin to deteriorate. Here are some of the signs that it’s time to replace it.

  1.   The temperature is inconsistent and keeps fluctuating.
  2.  Your gas and electric bills rise seemingly, out of nowhere.
  3.   Air quality decreases, and there’s more dust on surfaces throughout your home.
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  1.   Grinding and squealing noises are coming from the unit.
  2.    Your carbon monoxide detector goes off.
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  1.  There’s a horrible smell. Those smells can come from the mold or even wires burning inside the unit.
  2.   The cost of repairing the unit is higher than buying a new HVAC.

The Department of Energy recommends replacing an HVAC unit every 10-15 years regardless of the system’s state. Upgrading to a newer system benefits not only the environment but your home environment as well. It also helps with lowering overall gas and electric bills.

 

The Department of Energy recommends replacing an HVAC unit every 10-15 years regardless of the system’s state. Upgrading to a newer system benefits not only the environment but your home environment as well. It also helps with lowering overall gas and electric bills. So, the next time your home comfort levels feel off, ask your HVAC professional is a repair needed or is it time to replace it. 

Ready to talk about your HVAC options? Call Green Box Heating and Air today! 859-278-0281