Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system does it all. In all seasons, it’s there for you—cooling you down in the summer, warming you up in the winter, and making sure new air is always circulating. HVAC units sure do get a lot of use, so you may be wondering when exactly you should replace them.
It’s good to think about this question before you have an incident—like when it’s -5°F and your heating doesn’t work!
You can expect your system to lose 5-10 percent of its efficiency as it ages. If you notice a spike in your energy bills, ask a technician to check your HVAC system to see if something’s wrong. A complete replacement may be a better option if it requires extensive repairs.
When an air conditioner won’t turn off, even on a regular day, it might need some attention. The fact that your system keeps running may indicate that it doesn’t have the capacity it used to have and it may need to be cleaned and rebuilt.
Whenever you need more heat or cooling than usual, you can expect a small increase in your energy bills, but if your bills continue to rise despite no apparent change in the weather, it may be time for a replacement.
If every room in your household has a different temperature, your system may be too big. Systems too big for the home can “short cycle” and will shut off when the desired temperature is reached, yet the humidity will continue, making some areas of your house feel warmer and stickier.
A loud clang or bang, or even whistling, can indicate a serious problem. If you notice a strange smell coming from your HVAC system, it may be nothing more than dust burning off, but it’s always better to have it inspected as soon as possible just to be safe. Unusual smells can occur if wiring melts or if mold is growing in ducts.
Mold, mildew, dust, or unusually high humidity levels might indicate a damaged air conditioner. The HVAC system is not only responsible for cooling and heating your home, but it also provides adequate ventilation. As well as removing dust, your system should keep your home’s humidity under control. A higher level of dust or mold in your home may be a sign that your air conditioning system isn’t doing its job.
Most homeowners’ biggest expense is an HVAC system, and we know you want to make sure it’s working properly. If you relate to one or more of these issues, it could be time for a replacement, so reach out to Breeze Lease today. We have several purchase programs to allow you to qualify for instant approvals up to $8,000 on a new HVAC unit.
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