Your HVAC system not only provides comfort in your home in El Paso, TX but also safety for your family. It’s stressful when you realize there’s something wrong, and you have to decide if it’s time to replace it. Here are three signs it’s time to bite the bullet and get a new system for your home.
1. Loud Noises
When your system is brand new and running properly, it should be nearly silent. If you get close to the air handler or outdoor condensing unit, you may hear a fan turning. If you can hear louder screeches, bangs, clanks, grinding, or whirring, you know you have a problem.
Not all of these indicate it’s time to replace your system, but they do all indicate a problem needing attention. Consider the noise, along with the following, to determine if it may be prudent to bring in a new one.
2. You Could Sell It at an Antique Store
Air conditioners lasts about 10 to 15 years with regular AC maintenance, with furnaces running about 15 to 20 years. If your system is nearing or is over this age, it may be time to look for a new system. This will lower your annual repair costs along with your utility costs to run the system.
3. Increasing Breakdowns and Repairs
As your system ages, the different components inside will begin to wear out. Some of these are reasonable costs before your system is ready for a replacement.
There’s a simple formula to help you determine when it’s the right time to replace your system. Simply multiply the cost of the repairs by the age of the system. If that’s greater than the cost of a new system, it may be the right time to opt for a new system.
Get the most from your HVAC system, and keep your repair and operating costs down. Call to schedule a new furnace or AC installation consultation with one of our experts at Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration today.
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