5 Signs Your HVAC Is on Its Last Legs

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If it has finally started to warm up outside, that means your HVAC system will be working overtime. But what if you’re HVAC isn’t lasting as long as it used to? Is it time for a new one?

Carney & Son 72 Degrees will go over the top five signs that your HVAC is on its last legs in this blog post. So if you’re experiencing any of these problems, it might be time for a new HVAC system!

1.  Change in Airflow

If you’ve noticed a change in the airflow of your HVAC system, it could be a sign that it’s on its last legs. This change in airflow can be caused by a variety of things, but the most common culprit is a dirty air filter. A dirty air filter will restrict airflow and cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, which will shorten its lifespan.

Another possibility is that there is something blocking the airflow, such as debris or dust build-up in the ductwork. If that’s the case, you may require to have your ductwork cleaned out by a professional.

2.  Your Energy Bills Have Gone Up

If you’ve started noticing that your energy bills have been slowly creeping up over the past few months or even years, it could be due to an inefficient HVAC system. A new, energy-efficient HVAC system can save you money in the long run by lowering your energy bills.

3.  Your HVAC System Is Making Strange Noises

If your HVAC system is starting to make strange noises, it’s definitely time for a repair or replacement. Common sounds to be on the lookout for include hissing, banging, and clicking.

4.  Excess Humidity & Dust

Have you discovered a build-up of moisture or dust in your home? If this happens often, it’s probably time to call HVAC professionals because excessive humidity and dust may cause mildew and mold to develop and a variety of health issues.

5.  Unit Constantly Goes On & Off

The AC operates in cycles to maintain a set temperature in your house. When the air conditioner is cycling, it’s working toward attaining that intended temperature, and when it has reached it, it will turn off until the following cycle begins.

However, if you notice an on-off pattern of brief intervals from your air conditioner, there may be a problem with the machine or thermostat settings. It could be low refrigerant levels in the iced evaporator coils; dirt filters or clogged vents can also cause this irregular behavior!

HVAC systems are complex machines, and when one component starts to fail, it can cause a domino effect that takes down the entire system. If you’re having HVAC problems, it’s best to call in a professional for an inspection and repairs before the problem gets worse. Delaying the repairs could end up costing you more in the long run.

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