3 Signs Your Aging HVAC Unit Is Ready For Retirement
If you misplace your wallet, the loss of money, energy and time is undeniable. Wasting money on your HVAC system is less obvious, but just as upsetting if you actually look at the numbers.
As one of the most important components of your home, an HVAC system’s efficiency and functionality are invaluable to your family’s safety and comfort, but that doesn’t mean you should be continually dumping resources into it! To determine whether or not you are losing money on your HVAC system, we have compiled a few telltale signs that indicate it’s time to install a new, more efficient HVAC unit in your home.
Repairs Are Constant & Costly
As your system ages, the years of work take a toll on the components within. Compressors, coils and motors will begin to breakdown more often. Frequent repairs on your old system will begin to add up in terms of costs to you. Installing a new system may be more cost-effective for you when measured against continuing, costly repair bills.
Your Air Quality Is Bad
The chance that your older system is harboring harmful contaminants increases with every passing year. Dust, mold, odor-causing particles, excess humidity and other allergens that have become trapped in your system may circulate through your home’s air, creating or aggravating health and breathing problems.
Worrying Sounds Are Coming From Your System
Loud and unpleasant sounds from your heating and air conditioning unit are often signs of serious problems. These problems may be due to the age of the components in your system. The motors, fans and blowers of your HVAC unit should work without loud grinding or squealing sounds. A newer HVAC system will run quietly, without annoying sounds to disturb the peace and quiet of your home.
If you are noticing any of these trouble signs from your HVAC system, or you have any questions, call PDM Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at (815) 823-5304 to schedule an inspection!