A working and effective HVAC system has always been the key to a comfortable home. HVAC systems not only regulate the temperature inside the building but also improve air quality. As much as we wish to make sure our high-efficiency HVAC system lasts forever, there comes a time when you need to replace or upgrade your old HVAC system. Spring is a great time to replace your system before the hot summer heat hits. Here are some things you need to look out for when it comes time to replace your home HVAC system.
Electricity bill is higher than normal
While it’s normal to spend more on utilities when you’re trying to cool your home in the summer, your bill shouldn’t increase compared to the bills you had last year. As your HVAC system ages, its efficiency normally declines. Regular maintenance might save you and regulate your HVAC efficiency but at some point, an upgrade will still be necessary. Upgrades in technology and a new high-efficiency system that’s running properly can help you save up to 20% of your bills.
Temperature is not evenly spread
Older HVAC systems often struggle with maintaining an evenly ventilated living space with a consistent temperature. The reason for this could be the result of a variety of issues, such as a damaged thermostat or clogged filters. Inconsistencies such as that can also mean that the HVAC system that you have is not powerful enough to supply air through the whole house which results in an unventilated and uncomfortable home environment.
HVAC systems tend to get louder with age. If you hear noises you haven’t heard before coming from your high-efficiency heating and cooling system, it can mean there are serious problems. Vibrations, loose parts, a motor that’s wearing out, and more can cause new noises or just an increase in the amount of noise coming from your system. Most of these noises can be explained because of a loose part or even problems with the HVAC system itself. If the noise persists then it may be time to repair or even replace your HVAC.
A lot of the individual parts in an HVAC system are repairable and replaceable. But all HVAC systems will eventually wear out and require complete replacement but when you exceed what you had hoped to spend you might want to re-evaluate things into a replacement rather than a repair. A new and upgraded HVAC system will not just make your house more comfortable, it will help to reduce your energy bills, saving you money in the long run.