Nothing is worse than your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) system breaking down, especially if you live in New Jersey. We all know how the weather can be here, and let’s just say we need our HVAC systems to work properly. That being said, HVAC systems do have an expiry date (like most things) and there comes a time (inevitably) when they should be replaced with newer, better versions.
HVAC replacement can be expensive, which is why a lot of people choose to put it off until it becomes unavoidable. However, delaying an expense doesn’t make it avoidable. There are signs you should be looking for in order to know when it’s time to replace your HVAC system, as old HVAC systems can be harmful for your health.
All HVAC manufacturers state that appliances should be replaced at the end of the expected life of the product. On an average, heating systems such as boilers and furnaces should be replaced after a period of fifteen to twenty years, whereas air conditions should be replaced after a decade.
The following are a few signs of an HVAC system that has completed its lifecycle:
1. The HVAC System Has Met The Ten Year Mark
HVAC systems work best under the given life expectancy of the appliance. If your system is old, it is time to replace it. Installing an efficient HVAC system can bring down the cost of your bill by 20%.
2. If Your Gas And Electricity Bills Are Sky Rocketing
Old HVAC systems are not that efficient, which means it will take a longer period of time to heat up or cool down a given space, which results in higher energy costs.
3. You Have Had A Lot Of Repairs Done In The Last Two Years
Old furnaces and air conditioners break down the most during their last two years. So if you find yourself repairing a new part every month then it is a sign that you should replace it.
4. The Thermostat Is Not Consistent
If it feels that one room of the house is cold whereas the other is hot, it’s because HVAC system is unable to maintain a consistent temperature and should be replaced.
5. The System Is Making A Lot Of Noise
Appliances have a tendency to make a lot of rattling and banging noise towards the end. If your furnace’s blower is running excessively, gives out cool air, and consistently turns on and off, you know for sure that it is old.
6. You Have Detected Carbon Monoxide Leakage
If your burner flame is yellow instead of blue, then there is a possibility that the furnace is creating carbon monoxide which is harmful for you. Moist surfaces (such as windows and walls), soot around the furnace, and excessive rusting are signs that there is a presence of harmful gas. Other than this, if you or your family members are experiencing constant nausea, headaches, hallucinations, mood swings, and burning sensation in the eyes, this may be due to Carbon Monoxide.
7. Your House Feels Extremely Dry Or Dusty
If you feel that your house is dry and stuffy, and you constantly face problems such as allergies, dry skin, dry throat, static shocks, wilting plants etc., then you need to replace your HVAC system, as old appliances can’t properly moisturize the house.
If you feel that you are experiencing any of the given problems, you need HVAC replacement. Feel free to contact us, as we are one of the leading HVAC repair companies in New Jersey. We offer a 24-hour HVAC repair service, so all you need to do is call us and we will send a representative to your house. Don’t forget to share these signs with your family and friends!