How To Know If You Need A HVAC Installation
Are you concerned about your HVAC system and not sure if it needs to be repaired or if you need a new HVAC installation? We will cover several important factors you can look at to determine if your HVAC system is running at its optimal levels. We will also give you tips to decide if you need to take drastic measures to be sure your family stays safe and comfortable in your home.
Unlike many household appliances, HVAC systems work year round and are put under a lot of strain to perform on a daily basis.
This continuous performance can result in many parts of the HVAC unit wearing out and not functioning correctly, especially if it is has not been properly maintained.
There are many indications that your HVAC system might need repair or a new installation.
The first item to take into consideration is the age of the system. Depending on what type of unit you have, an HVAC unit can function anywhere from ten to twenty-five years.
If your system is fairly new, you will want to check with your warranty to determine what type of coverage you have.
Older systems do not necessarily require a new installation, but home owners often see a substantial savings in energy costs when they’ve invested in a new unit.
It is easy to take your HVAC system for granted and procrastinate when it comes to performing regular maintenance on your system. Regular maintenance will go a long way in extending the life and functionality of your HVAC unit.
If your unit has not been maintained on a consistent basis, it is important to have your system inspected to ensure it is working at optimal performance.
An additional benefit with regular maintenance homeowners see is the savings in energy costs and lower energy bills.
Listed below are some of the most common issues experienced by most homeowners.
Many homeowners will begin to notice their thermostat needs to be set much higher or lower than normal to maintain proper cooling or heating to keep the home at a comfortable temperature. Other times the thermostat may quit working completely.
Many times replacement of the thermostat control unit will correct the issue.
Often a malfunctioning thermostat can be the culprit when your system fails to cool your home. But it is also possible the system is low on refrigerant and just requires the refrigerant reservoir to be refilled.
As the air ducts collect dust and dirt, it is circulated throughout the home. You may find your home is requiring cleaning and dusting more often. You may also notice a foul odor in your home that you cannot remove. The buildup happens slowly over time. Most home owners don’t notice these issues until they are pervasive.
Having a technician clean the ducts and replace the filters will correct the smell and dust issue. Regular maintenance of the HVAC unit will prevent this issue from occurring in the future.
If you’ve noticed your system begin to get louder over time as its working, this could indicate the gears are wearing out and may need to be replaced. Most home owners will start to notice either squealing or grinding coming from their HVAC system.
Each of these issues occurring individually can often been addressed with a simple HVAC repair. If you find your unit is experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed, it may be a great time to consider upgrading your system with a new HVAC installation.
There are many times you can get away with a simple repair. Buy it is always in your family’s best interest to have your HVAC unit inspected and maintained by a professional.
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