Is your house always too hot or too cold? Does it seem like your HVAC is always running? You might also notice that the HVAC affects some rooms less than others.
The bad news is, these are all telltale signs that you need HVAC replacement. More importantly, you should never wait to call HVAC services when you notice these signs. Otherwise, your HVAC could break down completely when you need it the most.
We want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. So, we’ve listed the common signs of a failing HVAC in the following guide. That way, you can call an HVAC technician before it’s too late.
Now, use this checklist to find out if it’s time to replace your HVAC.
1. Inefficient Heating And Cooling
When your HVAC is not heating or cooling as well as it should, you can’t help but notice. Examples include:
- The house often doesn’t reach the temperature you set in the thermostat
- The heater/AC never affects certain rooms, even when the vents are open
- The HVAC runs all the time, struggling to reach the programmed temperature
Sometimes these issues can be repaired. You can also try self-maintenance steps like changing the air filter.
Also, this could be due to some other problem, like poor insulation. Regardless, though, you should definitely call an HVAC technician to inspect the system.
2. Your Electric Bill Is Very Expensive
If your HVAC is struggling as we described above, it’s reflected by a very high energy bill. Specifically, you’ll see a noticeable increase in your electricity bill in summer and winter.
This also happens if the system is too old/worn-out. Your HVAC may also be based on outdated, inefficient technology.
3. Your HVAC Is Constantly Breaking Down
Repairs are important as your HVAC ages. But if you have to get the system fixed several times per year, repairs are not enough.
Soon enough, your HVAC will break down completely, beyond the point of repair. Besides that, frequent repairs are not a cost-effective solution. It would be cheaper to have a new HVAC installed.
4. Your HVAC Is Very Old
As mentioned earlier, HVACs lose efficiency as they age. While maintenance and repairs help to extend the life of your HVAC, it doesn’t last forever. If yours is 10-15 years old, consider looking into some HVAC replacement options.
5. Your HVAC Is Outdated
Compared to modern HVAC systems, your older system may have been inefficient since it was new. Outdated HVACs are simply not energy-efficient at all. Even worse, some of them use outdated refrigerants that have since been deemed unsafe.
Contact Our HVAC Services For A Replacement
Based on the signs described above, do you need HVAC replacement? If so, we can help.
Alco Air has provided superior HVAC services in the East Texas area for over 30 years. Contact us now for a free quote on a new HVAC installation.