May is graduation month! High school and college students across the country will be graduating this month, but you don’t have to miss out on the fun. When it comes to home equipment, the month of May is the perfect time to say “out with the old and in with the new.” Heating Specialties in South Jersey is here to help you get started. Here are five reasons to “graduate” your HVAC system.
Your HVAC system is more than 10 years old
Do you remember when your HVAC system was installed? While modern units are durable, depending on how well you maintain your system, major components may begin to deteriorate after 10 years. Therefore, it is recommended that homeowners replace their HVAC system every 10 to 15 years. Beyond this time frame, an HVAC system can start costing you money in repairs. Upgrading to a new unit sooner rather than later will improve the comfort and safety of your home while decreasing your monthly energy bills.
Your system has needed too many repairs
Is your HVAC system constantly in need of repairs? It could be time to invest in a new unit altogether. After all, the cost of constant repairs is not worth it in the long run, especially if your system needs a repair that is more than half the cost of a new unit. At this point, it’s best to graduate to a new system.
There are unusual smells coming from your HVAC system
You might catch a whiff of something unusual coming from your HVAC system. This may be the smell of dust burning off. While this is not a major concern, it’s still best to have your HVAC system turned off and inspected by a professional just to be safe. Otherwise, the presence of mold or the melting of wiring within the unit may be the culprit. In this case, call a professional as soon as possible. They can address the issue and determine if it’s time to replace the system.
Your HVAC system is making loud noises
A well-cared-for HVAC system should operate fairly quietly. However, it is common for individual components to grow louder over time, resulting in grinding or squealing noises. Have a technician inspect your unit if you are hearing unusual sounds as this could be an indicator that it’s time for a replacement.
There is poor air quality within your home
Poor air quality can manifest itself in several ways. If your HVAC unit is not properly emitting cold or warm air, or your home is experiencing unusual levels of humidity, your system could be damaged. The presence of mold, mildew, or dust is also a warning sign of poor air quality. In this case, be sure to contact a professional as soon as possible.
Have you noticed any of these signs with your HVAC system? No need to worry. The professionals at Heating Specialties are ready to come to your rescue. Schedule an appointment by calling us at (866) 923-2653 or reaching out online.