Replacing your old HVAC system with a new one is a major undertaking, but it’s well worth the time and money. While you’re possibly reluctant to take action, with summer right around the corner, can you trust your HVAC system to help you escape the heat in Maumelle, AR? Below are a few signs you need a new HVAC system.
1. Increased Need for Repairs
While your HVAC system has repairable parts, eventually, it becomes cheaper to replace the system entirely rather than to continue repairing the system. Some parts, such as the coil, motor or compressor, are expensive to replace. When your system’s repairs are approaching 50% of the cost of a new system, it may be wiser to opt for that new system rather than repairing the existing one.
2. Your Unit Won’t Stop Running
As your system ages, you’ll find that it runs longer than it normally should. While regular maintenance helps with some components causing the problem, sometimes the problem isn’t with the components. Instead, it’s that your system can no longer produce and circulate air efficiently.
3. Loud Unusual Noises
While it’s normal to have some noise when operating your heating and cooling system, it’s also normal for these noises to get louder as they age. However, some noises indicate that it needs immediate attention, and possibly system replacement. These louder than normal noises include clunking, grinding or banging noises.
4. Older HVAC System
An HVAC system has an average lifespan of about 10 to 15 years but can last longer with proper maintenance. Once your heating and cooling system reaches the end of its lifespan, repairs become costly, but even more so if you haven’t kept up with regular maintenance.
5. Poor Indoor Air Quality
Older heating and cooling systems harm your home’s indoor air quality. They allow allergens, excess humidity and dust to invade your home no matter how many countermeasures you take. When this occurs, it’s time to consider replacing your heating and cooling system with a new one.
Don’t wait until your heating and cooling system quits on you completely before taking action. Contact Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling today to replace your HVAC system and learn how a new HVAC system saves you money.
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