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When Should I Replace My HVAC Unit?

Is it time to start planning for replacing your HVAC system? If you are like most homeowners, you like to postpone thinking about this process ― probably until it’s absolutely necessary. But if you can spot the signs of a failing system before it completely gives up the ghost, you can start planning for this investment so it’s less painful, both financially and logistically. At Arronco Comfort Air, we want to help Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH, and Lexington, KY homeowners make the right decisions about their HVAC systems. Here are some signs you can watch for that indicate it’s time to start thinking about a new HVAC unit.

1. Your System’s Age

While good maintenance routines can help your system last longer, eventually your HVAC system will hit its limit. Once a system reaches about 10 years of age, it is time to start thinking about replacement. Most HVAC systems have an expected life of 10 to 15 years.

2. Increasing Energy Bills

If you find that your energy bills just keep getting higher, yet your use of your HVAC system has not changed, then an inefficient system may be to blame. Over time, technology changes and systems become more efficient, and upgrading to a newer model will cut your energy bills significantly.

3. High Repair Costs

If your HVAC system needs to be repaired, and it’s nearing the end of its expected life span, you must weigh the costs of the repair with the cost of replacement. If you will be spending about half of the cost of a new system to repair your existing one, it may be more cost-effective to replace it. With a new system, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills and less risk of future HVAC repair needs.

4. Uncomfortable Home Temperatures

If you’re finding that keeping your home comfortable is a struggle, your HVAC system may be to blame. A number of problems can create this issue, ranging from cracked ductwork to clogged air filters, but it may also mean that you need a new system. The best way to determine if HVAC replacement is the best solution to this problem is with help from a pro.

5. Dust Problems in Your Home

One sure sign that it’s time to consider HVAC replacement, or at least HVAC repair, is a coating of dust all over your home. One of the jobs of the HVAC system is to help you keep dust under control. If it’s not doing this job efficiently, you’ll need to do some digging to figure out why.

6. Unusual Smells or Sounds

If you’ve had your HVAC system long, you know what sounds and even odors are normal. Loud, unusual noises and unusual smells (more than just dust burning off at the start of heating season) are both signs that you need to give the system a little TLC. While HVAC maintenance may be all that’s needed, the problem could indicate a need for repair.

7. Indoor Air Quality Problems

Finally, if you’re noticing a change in your home’s indoor air quality, such as problems with mold or mildew, then it may be because of an outdated HVAC system. Having your system replaced could help improve your indoor air quality and help your family breathe freely.

Get a Quote for HVAC Replacement Today

If you’re looking for help with your HVAC system and want to know that you’re getting accurate advice, reach out to Arronco Comfort Air. Our HVAC replacement services come from a team that is ready to give you sound advice, so you can be confident that you are making the right choice.

Contact Arronco Comfort Air for your free quote from Arronco for HVAC replacement services.

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