When is the time to replace your HVAC system?

When is it time to replace your HVAC system?

It’s always a tough decision to replace your HVAC system. After all, it’s an enormous investment, and you don’t want to do it too soon. But if you wait too long, the consequences can be costly. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 10 warning signs that show it might be time for a HVAC system replacement. So don’t wait – read on to learn more!

  • Your HVAC system is over 10 years old.

    Depending on numerous conditions, the typical lifespan of an HVAC unit is between 10 and 20 years. Systems begin to deteriorate as they age. The more often an HVAC system is used, the faster it ages. After a certain point, replacement becomes the more cost-effective choice due to significant savings on repairs, maintenance, and energy expenses.

  • If you’ve had to repair your HVAC system multiple times in the past few years.

    If you’re frequently spending money on high-priced heater or air conditioner maintenance (or your AC isn’t performing as effectively as it should), it’s in your best interest—and the best interest of your bank account—to invest those dollars in a replacement instead.

  • You can’t keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

    This includes having difficulty cooling and heating your house in the summer and winter. It may not be able to eliminate humidity as efficiently as it usually did, making your home atmosphere less pleasant.

    When an HVAC system becomes old or in disrepair, it no longer functions as effectively as it once did. When a unit is inefficient, it cannot perform the function for which it was built. When your home’s temperature can no longer be maintained, you should consider replacing your HVAC equipment.

  • Your HVAC system is costing more to operate than it did before.

    Regular maintenance, particularly changing air filters on a monthly basis, will extend the life of your HVAC system and keep it functioning as effectively as possible… However, you will need to switch to a newer system at some time. The good news is that replacing your air conditioner can reduce your total energy expenses by up to 20%. Many customers discover that their new air conditioner has paid for itself in a surprisingly short amount of time!

  • If you notice unusual smells and odd sounds.

    If you detect a strange odor coming from your HVAC system, it might be dust burning off, but it could also be something far more dangerous, such as melting wiring or mold in the ducts. If the odor is more serious, switch off your system immediately and get it examined.

    A well functioning HVAC system should be relatively quiet. If you hear grinding or screeching noises, this is also a warning that your system needs to be inspected right away.

  • If you have poor Indoor Air Quality.

    If you discover mold, mildew, dust, or odd humidity levels, your air conditioning equipment may be damaged and should be replaced. Remember that an NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) research study indicated that poor ventilation was responsible for nearly fifty percent (52%) of Sick Building Syndrome instances!

    We offer a free Indoor Air Quality assessment with all in-house estimates for new systems (also free of charge).

  •  Your HVAC system has an air conditioner that uses Freon (R-22).

    While you may continue to use your air conditioner, R-22 is being phased out in the United States due to environmental concerns. So, if adding more R-22 coolant is the solution your air conditioning unit requires, you may need to make the decision to replace your old unit. So, while you might be able to get R-22 on occasion if that’s the patch your AC requires, it’s going to become increasingly expensive and difficult to come by. The growing expense of the refrigerant will quickly justify the purchase of a new system.

If you’re still on the fence about whether you need to replace your HVAC system, the best thing to do is ask a professional. We provide free in-home estimates where you’ll receive a custom quote suited specifically to the requirements of your home. If you are in the Baltimore area, contact Amazing HVAC at 410-864-9280 or book online HERE.

Benefits of a fall tune-up on your HVAC system

Benefits of a fall tune-up on your HVAC system

Most people know they need to take care of their car in order to keep it running well. But many people don’t realize that the same is true for their HVAC system. A fall tune-up on your HVAC system can help it run more efficiently and save you money on your energy bills.  

 Here are five benefits of a fall tune-up on your HVAC system:

  • A fall tune-up can help your system run more efficiently and save you money on your energy bills. Since it’s been months since you ran your heating system, it can get filled with dust and grime. Often, there’s still build up from last winter in the system. Having the HVAC system repaired now will help it to operate more efficiently and save you money on your heating bills for the entire winter.  
  • It’s a good time to have any necessary repairs done before the cold weather sets in. You don’t want to find out when it’s freezing outside that your heating system isn’t working. If there’s a need for a new furnace or heat pump, you don’t want to be without heat for hours or days when the temperature outside is so low it’s uncomfortable.  now will help it to operate more efficiently and save you money on your heating bills for the entire winter.  
  • A tune-up will also help keep your system running safely and prevent costly breakdowns. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s better to pay to have tune-ups and small repairs done now than wait until the repairs are massive or replacement is the only answer.  temperature outside is so low it’s uncomfortable.  now will help it to operate more efficiently and save you money on your heating bills for the entire winter. 
  • Beat the rush when everyone is calling their HVAC technicians because their heat isn’t working well. As soon as everyone turns down the thermostat and the heat doesn’t come on, they call a contractor to repair their system. By doing it now in fall, you can beat the crowd that didn’t plan. Otherwise, you might sit in your living room under blankets waiting for the repair person to get there.  

Winter is coming, and sadly, too many homeowners act like they didn’t know it was going to get cold or that they’d need to turn on their heat again.  

Knowing that you’re going to need your heater, you might as well plan. It’s usually less expensive to bring someone in now than at the peak season when everyone is freezing. 

A word to the wise: Cheaper is almost never better in the HVAC game. The people who are good at what they do will have prices that aren’t rock bottom. Affordable is good, but if someone is promising you the world for a few dollars, find someone else.  

In the Baltimore area, contact Amazing HVAC at 410-864-9280. Otherwise, look for a company with excellent reviews and a history of working in your area.  

Take advantage of our Fall Tune-Up promo and make sure your system is ready for winter for only $79!

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