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17 Dec

When Should I Replace my HVAC System?

The right HVAC system will last decades—but it won’t last forever. At some point, you will need to replace your HVAC system since even regular repairs and maintenance cannot prevent an eventual systemic decline: nor is it financially beneficial to do so in the long run. Ideally, you should replace an HVAC unit before a major problem occurs and you’re left dealing with an uncomfortable situation. But when is the best time for a replacement? Below are a few signs you should replace your heating & cooling system. If you notice any, call Naughton Mechanical for assistance. 

Your HVAC System is More Than 10 Years Old

HVAC systems often lose their efficiency over time. Once it is past its prime, you may notice a significant decline in airflow and quality of temperature control. Typically, this happens around the 10-year mark, as the Department of Energy recommends replacing your unit after this time for optimal efficiency. Newer models can last up to 25 years, so review your system’s installation date and ask our professionals for advice.   

You Have to Constantly Repair Your Unit

Does it feel like your HVAC system is always in need of repairs? Continuous replacing parts and getting tune-ups can become far more costly than necessary. Instead, investing in a new HVAC system is far more cost-effective. A failing system is not worth your hard-earned cash: choose energy efficiency and something that will truly make your home more comfortable.

Problems With Temperature Control

Have you noticed that your heating or cooling is uneven across your home? If one room is colder or hotter than another, it may be a sign that your HVAC system is ready to be updated. Unbalanced heating and cooling can be related to a duct issue or problem with insulation, too, so be sure to get those checked out. If the uneven temperatures are indeed due to your HVAC unit, we can help. 

Poor Indoor Air Quality

A properly-working HVAC system supports healthy indoor air. Circulation through the filters helps to remove allergens and other contaminants. If you’ve seen more dust lying around, or have noticed an increase in humidity or mold, examine the filters to make sure they aren’t simply clogged. If replacing the filters doesn’t make a difference, you should consider replacing your HVAC system to keep your family healthy. 

Your AC Uses R-22 Refrigerant

R-22 refrigerant is no longer being produced, and this is true as of January 1, 2020. If your AC still uses this kind of refrigerant, it will still operate, but you cannot make repairs with refills. As a result, you may eventually need to replace your unit. 

Is It Time to Replace Your HVAC System? Call Naughton Mechanical Today

Investing in a brand-new HVAC system is well worth the upfront price. Your family will enjoy years of improved indoor air quality and increased comfort. Get started by contacting our experts at Naughton Mechanical.

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