Don’t Waste Time and Money Repairing a Dying HVAC
Humans, by nature, are sentimental creatures. We tend to hold onto items that we feel represent a special moment in time, a memory, or the person who gave the item to us. While it’s perfectly acceptable to be sentimental about certain items in the home, the HVAC unit should not be one of these items. Over the years of use that most HVAC systems see, it is important to be aware of their performance ability. While the lifespan of an HVAC system can be increased quite a bit with proper maintenance, eventually the system is going to need to be replaced. In our previous post, we went over some of the signs that indicate your home’s HVAC system needs to be replaced and not just repaired and, in today’s post, we are going to continue listing our these signs so that all of our readers better understand when it is best to repair and when it is best to replace. Continue reading below to learn more.
Sign 4: Strange Noises
For the most part, machines aren’t supposed to make strange noises. While there is a certain level of noise that is to be expected from any machine, when you start to hear strange thunks or clunks, you can almost always bet that something major is about to go wrong. If you notice clunking sounds coming from your furnace or air conditioning unit, you should first have it looked at by a trained HVAC technician. If they open it up and find that the unit’s blowers, fans, motors, or other moving parts are not working the way that they should, they may advise you that a repair job would not be worth the effort considering the condition of the internal components. It is not worth it to spend $800 on repairs if you can spend a few hundred more and get a brand new system.
Sign 5: Improper Installation
A lot of times, people won’t even know that their HVAC system was improperly installed until they have a professional HVAC technician take a look at their system. If the technician finds that the ducts were put in improperly or other aspects of the job were done by a person who cut some corners, they will probably suggest that you have the system replaced. While it might seem inconvenient, an HVAC unit that is not installed properly can be dangerous, resulting in improper ventilation, sparking, overheating, and more. Making sure that the angles, electrical installations, and ductwork are properly installed is essential in making sure that the HVAC runs as well as possible.
Sign 6: Sub-optimal Air Quality
If your home’s HVAC system needs to be replaced, you may notice a decrease in the quality of air in your home. Old systems can introduce dust, allergens, excess amounts of humidity, and mold into your home. If it has gotten to the point where you have started to notice these things, it almost always means that the system will need to be replaced as opposed to simply being repaired. If you have noticed these things, contact us today at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services and schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. They will come out to help you assess how much of the system needs replacing and whether or not any steps need to be taken in order to make sure that your ducts have not been compromised by the introduction of mold.
Sign 7: Selling Your Home
While this sign is more about the discretion of the homeowner, it is still an important factor to consider. If you are attempting to sell your home, you need to make sure that your HVAC unit is up to date. While we aren’t saying that you have to install a brand new HVAC system in your home if you want to be able to sell it, you do need to make sure that your system is up-to-date enough to be attractive to potential buyers. Few people want to buy a home with 20-year-old HVAC system because they know that, sooner rather than later, they are going to have to pay out even more money on a home that they just bought to replace it. Making sure that your HVAC unit is attractive enough to be a selling option can go a long way in making sure that your home does not sit on the market for a long period of time.
Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog series on the signs that can indicate that it may be time for you to replace your home’s HVAC unit and not just have it replaced. If you would like to learn more about the HVAC replacement services that we offer for New Braunfels area residents, please contact us today Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services by giving us a call at (830)-469-4620 or by visiting our website and filling out our contact form.