In all likelihood, every homeowner will eventually need to replace their current HVAC equipment due to poor performance or serious, ongoing maintenance needs. To help you get ahead of the game, we’d like to help you understand when buying a new HVAC system is the right course of action for your home.
The System Is Showing Its Age
HVAC systems have always been well constructed and will last many years, especially with routine maintenance by a qualified technician. However, if your system is more than 10 or 15 years old and doesn’t seem to be as efficient as before, then it might be time to consider a replacement.
The Unit Is No Longer Blowing Cold Air
Your air conditioner may begin to blow warm or hot air due to a broken component, but it could be something a lot more serious. Get it checked out by a professional and then determine if it’s time to trade in the equipment.
Repairs Are Costing Too Much
While it’s true that repairs to your system are sometimes necessary, they can also get out of hand after several visits. If you find yourself calling a technician for replacement components and even much bigger problems, you’ll probably be better off if you buy a new HVAC system.
Energy Bills Have Spiked
Everyone knows that energy bills will often spike during certain times of the year, but if there’s no real explanation for this, then your HVAC equipment might be to blame. If that’s the case, you should invest in a more modern system, especially one that has a high efficiency rating.
You Experience Bad Smells or Odd Noises
There are times when you may notice a smell or noise coming from your HVAC system. If the problem is severe, such as the smell of an electrical component burning or grinding noises that repairs won’t fix, then a new system is definitely in your future.
Buying a new HVAC system is a big part of owning a home. For more expert advice on this or any other HVAC topic, contact the friendly professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the needs of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas since 1970.