Stop Blowing Hot Air! Time to Replace Your HVAC?

man checking hvac unit

You come home from a hot day in the sun. You’re looking forward to that initial whoosh of cold air from the perfectly running air conditioning that has kept you cool, calm, and comfortable for many years. You open the door, expecting the whoosh, and it’s not there. Instead, you enter a room that is warm and muggy when it shouldn’t be. What happened? The thermostat says it’s 80 degrees inside when the thermostat is set for 72 degrees. You look at the unit’s purchase date and realize it’s been over ten years since it was installed. These are just two of the scenarios that can happen with a ten-year-old HVAC. Here are some of the other signs that it’s time to replace it:

  1. Fluctuating and inconsistent temperatures on the thermostat.
  2. Unexpectedly high gas and electric bills in a short amount of time.
  3. An increase of dust, mustiness, humidity, and lower air quality throughout the home.

Even with regular seasonal maintenance checks and changing the air filters every month, your HVAC system doesn’t last forever.

  1. Rattling, squeaking, squealing, thwapping, and other unfamiliar noises are coming from the unit and the ductwork. 
  2. Buying a new HVAC is cheaper than repairing it. 

Even with regular seasonal maintenance checks and changing the air filters every month, your HVAC system doesn’t last forever. The Department of Energy recommends replacing an HVAC unit every 10-15 years because of natural wear and tear. Buying a new unit will not only bring back your home comfort, but you’ll also lower your energy bills and reduce your home’s carbon footprint with a newer, more energy-efficient HVAC. 

Ready for an HVAC maintenance check? Call Climate Control at 859-277-7192