And why it’s a good idea to do it
If your HVAC system is failing, there is usually no question. There are very specific signs that point to the need for replacement, and there are lots of benefits that can be realized in both comfort and value.
Signs your HVAC system is failing:
1. Short cycling or runs constantly
If your HVAC system cycles on and off or if it doesn’t shut off at all, this could be an indication of a more serious problem.
2. Unusual smells
Musty or moldy odors generally indicate that there is bacterial growth in your air ducts. This is not an indication that your HVAC is failing, but it should be seen to right away to ensure your health and comfort. However, if you smell burning metal or any kind of electrical odor, do not hesitate to call your HVAC technician right away.
3. Weak airflow
Weak airflow can be caused by a range of issues, including blower fan failure or blockages in your ducts.
4. Unit not cooling
If you have warm air coming through your vents when the A/C is on, you’ve definitely got a problem. As soon as you notice this, you should shut down your HVAC systems right away and schedule a service call.
5. Unusual noises
If you hear knocking or banging when you turn on your HVAC system, it could be a harbinger of a much bigger problem just around the corner. Your best bet is to call an HVAC technician right away to diagnose the issue before it gets worse.
6. Thermostat isn’t working
This is the most common problem cause of HVAC system failure. Though it technically doesn’t mean that your system isn’t working, it does mean that it’s not communicating with the rest of the system properly.
7. Your energy bills are through the roof
If you notice your energy bills are on the rise, this could mean your HVAC systems are not working as they should. Older systems tend to be less efficient and when they near the end of their lifecycle it’s often a good idea to start looking into a replacement.
What to do when your HVAC systems need replacing
If your technician tells you that your system is not repairable and recommends a replacement, keep in mind that this could be a blessing in disguise. New HVAC systems are much more reliable and energy-efficient than older systems, meaning you will use less energy and save a lot on your energy bills while enjoying the convenience of today’s smart thermostat technology.
The many benefits of an HVAC system replacement
In addition to more efficient heating and cooling, lower energy bills, and greater control over your home comfort, there are even more reasons it’s a good idea to replace your HVAC.
Rebates are available for new HVAC unit installation in Nevada and, depending on the system you choose, you could be eligible to receive up to $475 to offset the cost of your new unit.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of replacing your HVAC system, call AC Plus today.