Is It Time To Replace Your HVAC System? Look For These 3 Signs!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

You may be unsure of when to call a heating contractor to replace your aging or inefficient HVAC system. Typically, you will need to replace the HVAC system after its expected lifespan, which is about 10 to 15 years. Although it is a good call to replace around this age, there are other factors that play into the decision to replace your HVAC system. A professional contractor can help you determine the condition of the unit. However, there are some things you can look out for yourself. The following are three signs you can look for when determining whether or not it is time to replace your HVAC system.

Increasing energy costs

If you are spending hundreds on repairs or your energy bill is skyrocketing, your system probably needs to be replaced. These extra expenses are a sign that the equipment is ready to be replaced. Your HVAC system will progressively become less efficient the older it becomes. New HVAC units are more energy efficient, saving you money over time.

Excessive noise

If your HVAC system is making a lot of noise while it is running, this indicates wear in the unit’s moving parts. Older units begin to make noise as they wear out. It is sometimes possible to replace the worn parts. However, there are times that the cost of replacement parts can outweigh the cost of a new system. Your contractor will be able to examine the system and determine whether repair or replacement is the best option.

Declining indoor air quality

Aging HVAC systems can have issues such as contaminated filters, inadequate draining pans, or poor ventilation power. These issues result in poor indoor air quality, which can intensify asthma and allergies. If you are being affected by poor indoor air quality, it is a likely sign that it is time to replace your unit. A professional heating contractor can help you make this decision.

If you have noticed any of the above signs, it may be time to find a newer, more efficient HVAC system. The professionals at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical, Inc. can install, maintain, repair, and upgrade your systems today. We provide commercial, heavy industrial, and residential services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area. If you have any questions, call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us via email. You can also visit us in person at 404 S. Hayden in Amarillo, Texas.