The HVAC system is one of the most important features of residential buildings because it determines the internal temperature of homes. Many people use the feature to cool the inside of the property during the summer months and create a warm and cozy environment in the winter. What do you do, though, when the HVAC system isn’t working as you want? Here are some signs to look for to determine it’s time to get a replacement.
It's Always Too Warm or Too Cold
You may feel like the home is never at a comfortable temperature and that it struggles to reach the temperature that you set the thermostat at each day. Temperature inconsistencies are the result of parts that are old or have worn down or are broken. Older HVAC systems may no longer be powerful enough to heat or cool the entire home and mean that the product needs to be replaced.
There may also be a high humidity issue in the house because there's likely an issue with the air conditioner.
Increased Energy Bills
It can be easy to be surprised by the cost of your electric bill each month, and the rates may be increasing over time. Higher bills are a red flag that it's time to replace the system, which can be an investment that pays off over time once you begin to save more energy. Performing regular maintenance and inspections on the new system every six months will also keep the new product in good condition while increasing its lifespan.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Older HVAC systems often cause a poor indoor air quality in the home with an excessive amount of dust that accumulates and settles on different surfaces. The dust is usually due to ductwork that can begin to leak when it ages. The air that is in the attic can also start to leak into the rest of the home. Some residents may start to have difficulty breathing easily in the house or can develop respiratory issues.
You may also spend money on frequent repairs that are needed throughout the year, which can add up over time. HVAC systems that are in good condition don't need frequent repairs and will run without any issues or complications.
If you suspect that your HVAC system has reached the end of its lifespan, contact our team at Aire Serv of Huntsville to speak to a professional.