When Should I Replace My HVAC System?
At some point, even the most reliable HVAC system will need replacing. Knowing the signs of a failing unit will help you stay ahead and avoid disruption in heating or cooling. Need to know when the date is right to replace the HVAC system? Look for these signs:
Higher Energy Bills
Typically, energy bills will remain consistent. If you see an unexplained spike in the price, it might be an indicator that internal parts are wearing out. Efficiency decreases over time, and a new heating system will help restore efficiency and lower energy bills.
The furnace should be quiet, sometimes emitting a low hum. If the furnace is running loudly, it might indicate a leak, crack or other issue preventing proper function. Popping, rattling, or banging noises are prime suspects when it comes to recognizing when it’s time for a new HVAC system.
A furnace is expected to last about 18 years, but a unit older than 15 is likely to have some issues. The wear and tear of external or internal parts are normal and can decrease efficiency over time.
Dirt, Soot, or Dust Buildup
Dust buildup in a furnace is inevitable due to the constant air cycling. However, an abnormal buildup of soot, dirt, or dust can indicate issues with the filtration system.
If you find your furnace or heat pump unit cannot keep your space at a comfortable temperature, you might need to replace it. Temperature inconsistencies normally indicate the unit is not powerful enough to deliver cooling or heating to the home. This can make the home uncomfortable, and a new system is normally the best way to rectify this.
These units are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but replacement is inevitable eventually. If you have regular maintenance performed on the unit, you can extend the life. However, once these signs start to appear, you may want to look into upgrading to a new, efficient heating system. HVAC units are one of the biggest investments we make in the home, so it is understandable we want these units to last.
At a certain point, installing a new unit in your home might make more economical sense than repairing it. If the cost to repair your heating unit is more than half the cost of a new unit, it is probably wiser to replace it. At Swift, we’ll always be honest about whether a repair or replacement is best for your Myrtle Beach home and pocket.
Purchasing a new system might also be a good chance for an upgrade. New heating and air conditioning systems come out all the time, and our strong brand partnerships mean you can access the top tech in HVAC units.
Contact Swift Services for Myrtle Beach, SC HVAC Installation
If your HVAC system is showing any of the signs above, we recommend replacing it. Heating installations are one of the top services we provide, so let us help you. We can send a technician to provide honest appraisal and pricing so you can make the right decision for your Myrtle Beach home or business.
Do not panic over wear and tear on your heating system – it is completely normal! Swift Services has a team of technicians that is well-versed in all HVAC system issues. We can assess, diagnose and fix the problem – just pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule a date for us to come out. Our reputation and experience with heating installation and other HVAC services mean you will be tapping into a great resource for your Myrtle Beach or nearby location home. For Myrtle Beach heating installation services, contact Swift today or request a free quote.
Our company also offers 24/7 emergency service year-round in case your unit breaks down in the middle of the night. Just pick up the phone – our NATE-certified installers are available will be at your home in no time for a complete inspection of your system. Our technicians are knowledgeable, highly trained, and complete all HVAC projects on time. But don’t just take our word for it. Our company has a 4.8 rating out of 5 on Google Reviews!