Signs It's Time to Replace Your HVAC System

An HVAC system is one of the largest investments a Manatee County homeowner will make, so it’s always a good idea to do some research and be sure you are getting the best system for your money. No matter which unit you choose or how much it costs, there will quite possibly come a day when you will have to replace an HVAC unit.

How will you know when that time comes? Your system will give you some clear signals. Some of the signs to watch for include:

Strange Odors

Each year when you fire up your system for the first time, there are usually some smells that accompany it. This is usually just accumulated dust being burned off in the system. However, melted wiring and other serious issues can also give off noxious odors.

If this occurs, you should turn the unit off immediately and have a professional service technician take a look at it. In some cases, the problem may require the replacement of your HVAC system.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

This is an issue most likely to make itself known in the summertime. Pollutants will form inside a defective air conditioning unit, causing unusual and unhealthy humidity levels and smells. Any time bacteria has started forming inside of a unit, this is indicative of a problem that is more than just an indoor air quality issue; it usually means you need a new system.

Dust Is Accumulating Throughout Your Home

When your HVAC system is no longer filtering the dust and debris from the air that is circulated through your home, there is a problem. Dust can build up on furniture, walls, etc., and this means you are also breathing it in. This is an issue that usually arises with older units that need to be replaced.

For more information on when it’s time to replace your heating and air conditioning system, give us a call today.