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3 Signs You Need a New HVAC System

With the fluctuating South Carolina weather, there can be added pressure on your HVAC system – especially older systems. While many HVAC systems last anywhere from 10-15 years, the climate where you live can cause your system’s life span to shorten. For most homeowners, it can be challenging to know when to have your system repaired or replaced. That’s why we’ve come up with three signs you need a new HVAC system.

The Performance

One of the first signs homeowners start to realize is their indoor temperature keeps fluctuating and their system starts to stay on longer. Sometimes this is due to bad coils or a failing blower motor, but if these are fine, it’s time for a new unit. As your system’s performance starts to dwindle, it can end up costing you more money down the road if it’s not repaired or replaced.

Strange Loud Noises

Most homeowners notice the hum of their HVAC system turning on, but it shouldn’t be so loud where it interrupts your day-to-day routine. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear it over the TV, then it’s time to call us. You may hear a variety of noises at your unit gets older. Most of the time these are normal but sometimes they can indicate a problem. Ultimately, if you’re unsure, it’s best to give us a call.

Your System Is Over 10 Years Old

If maintained properly, your system can very well last you longer than a decade. If you’ve neglected to give your system any maintenance and it’s over 10 years old, consider it outdated, inefficient, and ready to be replaced. Most of the units 10 years ago aren’t as energy-efficient as today’s systems.

While the initial cost of a new HVAC system is sometimes high, the long term savings on utilities make it worth it in the long run. To keep your system running in the best shape possible, routine maintenance is a must! If you’re unsure of the condition of your unit or you know it’s time for it to be replaced, our crew at 911 Plumbing Comfort Air is ready to help!