04 Dec When Enough Is Enough
Your home’s HVAC system may be ready to be replaced before it officially kicks the proverbial appliance bucket. Too often, people wait until the HVAC system has shut down completely before they replace the system. Unfortunately, this oftentimes means that the homeowner has been paying higher energy costs by running an inefficient and costly HVAC system.
Signs Your HVAC is on The Way Out:
When It’s Costly to Keep the HVAC System Running
When a furnace is on its way out, the mechanical systems that keep the HVAC running may begin to go out, break down. It’s normal wear and tear for a HVAC system to have the components breakdown, age, diminish. It’s normal for the occasional replacement—most HVAC systems last for ten- to fifteen years, so if you have that occasional breakdown before that time it’s likely just normal wear and tear. But when a system begins to break down frequently, costing you serious money in repairs, and the system is well-passed its survival date, it may be time to replace the system. It’s possible that to keep paying for the machine to be running, when the inevitable shutdown is approaching, is costlier, in the long run, than to just replace the appliance.
You may also notice an increase in energy bills. As an HVAC appliance ages, it operates at lower efficiency. Less efficient equipment can be costly to run, and the longer an old, inefficient furnace is allowed to run, the more expensive it will be, again in the long run, to both pay for that furnaces inefficiencies and then to replace the entire unit. You may also notice poor performances from the appliance. It may not come to temperature as quickly as it should, or it may not heat the house to the desired temperature on the thermostat—this could also be an issue within the thermostat. But regardless the problem, your HVAC specialist at Expert Heating and Cooling can find the problem plaguing your HVAC system, replace or repair the problem, and then give you advice on whether you should replace your HVAC system.