It's Time: How To Tell When You Need A New HVAC System

Is your HVAC system struggling to turn on and off? Learn to recognize HVAC problems early so you can avoid permanent damage.

It's Time: How To Tell When You Need A New HVAC System

It's Time: How To Tell When You Need A New HVAC System

15 June 2020
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If you've lived in your home for more than ten years, there's a good chance you need a new HVAC system. The average life expectancy for a typical HVAC system is anywhere from 10 to 25 years. If your HVAC system seems to work fine, you might not think you need a new one. That might not be the case though. Look at the information provided below. If you're experiencing any of the issues described below, it's time to get a new HVAC system for your home.

You Want to Sell Your Home

If you want to put your home on the market, now's the time to invest in a new HVAC system. This is especially true if the system you have right now is more than ten years old. Most prospective buyers insist on home inspections. If your HVAC system is old, there's a good chance it won't pass the inspection. If that's the case, you may lose the sale. It's also possible that you'll need to replace the system before the sale can proceed. Avoid the hassle. Have your HVAC system replaced before you put your home on the market. 

You Can't Find Replacement Parts

If it's getting harder to find replacement parts for your HVAC system, it is time for a change. Lack of replacement parts is a good sign that you need to replace your HVAC system. The older your system gets, the harder it will get to find adequate replacement parts. That's because manufacturers stop making parts for outdated systems. When that happens, replacement parts will dwindle. Don't wait until replacement parts are nonexistent. Replace your old HVAC system right away. 

Your Repair Costs are Through the Roof

If your HVAC system is old, you may need to repair it more often. As each component wears out, it will need repairs or replacements. As a result, your repair costs may go through the roof. In fact, repair costs will continue to increase until you replace the entire system. Avoid the increased repair costs. Talk to your HVAC contractor about a system replacement. 

You've Got Increased Cold and Allergy Symptoms 

If cold and allergy season seems to last longer each year, you may need a new HVAC system. Dust, pollen, and other contaminants can get stuck inside your HVAC system. Over time, routine cleaning won't stop the problem. For that, you need a new HVAC system.

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About a year ago, I could tell that our HVAC system was really starting to struggle. No matter what we did, the system seemed to have a hard time turning on and off. When our air was running, it smelled terrible. In the winter, it seemed like our home was never warm enough. To ward off sudden failures, we hired a professional to come out and inspect our system. After a thorough analysis, we discovered that there were some serious fan problems. This blog is all about recognizing HVAC system problems early and keeping your system on point, so that you can avoid permanent damage.