The average lifespan for an HVAC system in Florida is between 8-10 years. As your HVAC system starts to age, there are signs that will tell you that it’s time to repair or replace it. However, it’s much easier to repair a problem with your HVAC system when it’s caught early, and not left to become more severe. Here are some tips to help you detect if your HVAC system needs to be replaced:
Blowing Warm Air: If your HVAC system is taking longer than usual to cool down your home, and it starts blowing out warm air instead of refreshing cool air, then you might want to have a licensed HVAC technician come and check out your HVAC system.
Very Little Air Coming out of Vents: If there’s a slight variation of the warm air overpowering the nice cool air that’s coming out of your HVAC system, then there’s a chance that your HVAC compressor is failing, or it can indicate that there’s an issue with your ductwork. At Best Home Services, we suggest that you call a licensed HVAC technician to ensure that there aren’t any bigger problems on the way.
The Thermostat is Not Working: Your thermostat is the central control of your HVAC system, telling it how much cool air to generate through your home. If your HVAC system won’t turn on, or if it’s running for short periods of time before it turns off, then you might have an electrical issue.
AC Making Loud Noise Inside Unit: If you’re hearing loud squealing, grinding, or scaping in your HVAC system then it could be a sign that you have a problem inside of your HVAC unit, a belt could be slipping out of place or something could be loose.
HVAC System Smells Bad When Turned On: When you turn on your HVAC system, you shouldn’t smell a pungent stinky smell, but if you do smell something stinky, it could mean that there’s mold somewhere in the unit or ductwork.
Problems with HVAC System Getting More Frequent: If your HVAC system keeps breaking down on you, then it might be time to stop spending money on repairs and invest into a new HVAC system.
HVAC System not removing enough humidity: Part of your HVAC system job is to reduce the humidity in your house. In Southwest Florida, the humidity is so thick, so if the inside of your house feels like the air outside, then your HVAC system might need to be repaired.
HVAC System leaks fluid: If your AC unit struggles to keep up with the scorching hot Florida temperatures, you may have a leak within your HVAC equipment and that’s a problem. There shouldn’t be any refrigerant leaving out of the HVAC system or line set. In most cases, if you suspect a refrigerant leak, you will want to call a licensed HVAC technician to assess the problem, track down the leak, and provide options for repair or replacement, depending on the severity, location, and age of the unit.
HVAC Lifespan is Up: If your HVAC system has made its 10th birthday, then it’s time that you start shopping around for a new one. At Best Home Services, we offer higher efficiency air conditioning systems that require less energy, providing you with more savings. Our HVAC systems provide you with steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained.
If you’d like to learn more about how to keep your HVAC system maintained in your house, give us a call at 239-284-1472 or 941-564-0004.