Are you concerned that it may be time to replace your HVAC system? Homeownership requires maintaining many things around your home, and that includes your HVAC system. Ensuring your HVAC system(s) performs optimally is essential for an energy-efficient home that provides comfort to you and your family. Left unserviced, your HVAC system will be susceptive to damage or failure, which can result in increased power bills and more. To avoid this, JMAC Plumbing and Air recommends routine maintenance at least two times a year. Regular maintenance can be the key to determining if it is time to replace your HVAC system.
Here are five signs to watch for to determine if it is time to replace your HVAC system:
- AGE OF SYSTEM. According to EnergyStar, you should consider replacing your HVAC system when it is 10 years old. A system that has earned the ENERGY STAR label can save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
- FREQUENT REPAIRS. If your HVAC system breaks down frequently it may be time to consider a new system. Also, if the cost of repairs becomes increasingly larger, a new system could be more cost-effective.
- HUMIDITY ISSUES. Did you know that poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air in your home to become too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer?
- POOR AIRFLOW. If you notice that your HVAC system is blowing less air than usual, it could be because of blocked air ducts or a faulty compressor.
- NOISY EQUIPMENT. If you hear strange scraping or grinding sounds from your HVAC system, you should address it immediately. It’s possible that you have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your equipment.
If you experience any of these issues, be sure to contact the professionals at JMAC Plumbing and Air to do thorough diagnostics on your system! In addition, our technicians have the best tools, equipment, and knowledge to ensure your air conditioner gets repaired or replaced in a timely manner! We want you and your family to be comfortable throughout all seasons.