Living in South Florida means we don’t often have to use the heating system. The infrequent use of the heating system makes it harder to remember how old your system is. Another important reason why you should have an AC technician come out to perform an inspection at least once a year. So how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? We’ve put together four signs that it’s time to upgrade your heating system.
Your heating system is “over-the-hill”
As your HVAC heating system reaches its old age, it will more likely start to experience issues. Especially if it hasn’t been properly maintained and serviced over its life. The heating system will also drive up your costs and energy bills the older it gets. Many people buy a house without having a way to know the age of their HVAC heating system. An experienced HVAC technician can help you determine the age of your heating system. This will help you prepare for upgrading if your system is a couple of decades old. Some things you may notice when your HVAC system is reaching its old age is the air quality of your home decreasing or if the unit can’t keep your desired temperature.
Repair & energy bills start climbing
If you find yourself calling your HVAC technician for your heating system several times in a month or if you notice the repairs getting more complicated and more expensive, it is definitely time to consider upgrading. As your system gets older, it will also have a hard time running efficiently. You may see your energy bill rising as a result. It’s a good idea to do your research on a good replacement unit in advance so you’ll have an idea of a replacement in mind. This will relieve some stress when the time comes to part ways with your old HVAC heating system.
Smells and Strange Sounds
Odd smells and strange noises are never a sign of systems working properly. If you hear strange clanking or grinding noises coming from your HVAC heating system, chances are it may be time to upgrade very soon. Strange odors, such as those of mold, are also signs that there’s a problem with your heating system that needs to be addressed immediately. Your HVAC technician will be able to tell you if the time to upgrade is around the corner.
As your heating system ages, you’ll notice a decline in its performance. You may notice the temperature may not stay at the desired temperature and may even fluctuate. The quality of the air in your home may also be affected by an old heating system. This is due to the air not being filtered as well as it used to because the heating system is aging. Blocked or leaking ducts could also be an issue that comes with age and needs to be addressed by a professional.
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