Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by Schmidt Mechanical Group
HVAC equipment problems are often times only spotted by professional technicians, however there are some ways a homeowner can identify early warning signs that something bad is going to happen. Some of the biggest early warning signs are an increase of noise when the system is running and an increase in your utility bills as the machine needs to work harder to cool the home. A loud machine is not always grounds for a new system, but it does warrant an inspection. Likewise, old age decreases the efficiency of a machine so minor changes in the cost of operating the machine may not necessarily result in a new machine. When the bill increases significantly, it is a good indication your HVAC unit is on its way out.
An HVAC unit has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Is the equipment in your home coming to that point? If so, it may be time to consider replacing the unit.
Are there any unusual odors coming from the ductwork or equipment? This could be cause for concern, especially if it smells like something is burning.
Does your system require frequent maintenance? If so, this is an indication that the unit may need to be replaced.
Not only do we use the HVAC system for cooling our home, we also rely on the system to heat out home during the winter months.
Keep an eye out for uneven heating within the home. If some rooms seem to be colder than others it could be due to old age of the equipment. In this case, it may be time to look into replacing the unit.
A furnace is expected to have a life span of 15 to 25 years. if your unit is nearing that age, keep an eye out for unusual behavior and potential problems.
Lastly, if your home is unusually dry and loses the ability to add moisture to the conditioned air, old age has most likely set in.
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