The most common reasons for HVAC failure are old age and poor HVAC maintenance. Furnaces, heat pumps and central air conditioners last from 10 to 20 years. If the unit has had a few repairs, it can fail sooner. Here are some signs that the end may be near for your Henderson, NV HVAC system:
1. Diminished Airflow
Poor HVAC airflow can be caused by a clogged filter. If a filter change doesn’t do the trick, more serious issues may be involved. Never ignore an airflow problem. The strain it places on your AC can lead to compressor failure.
2. Refrigerant Leak
Warm air coming from your registers can mean a refrigerant leak, especially if you hear hissing or gurgling. Small leaks identified early can usually be fixed. With large or multiple leaks, you’d be better off with a new system. That’s especially true if your existing unit uses R22 refrigerant.
3. Rising Utility Bills
As HVAC systems age, they become increasingly inefficient. At the same time, new systems become more efficient every year. The savings on monthly energy bills with a new HVAC installation can be substantial.
4. Disconcerting Noises
Ailing HVAC systems can make all sorts of distressing sounds. You might hear squealing, banging, thumping, screeching, grinding and buzzing. The sounds won’t stop until the underlying problem is resolved.
5. Performance Problems
It’s tempting to choose HVAC repair over HVAC replacement. After all, repairs are less expensive. However, if your existing HVAC is inefficient, you’ll be losing money every month. Meanwhile, comfort issues like uneven temperatures, high humidity and excessive dust can diminish indoor comfort. Eventually, you’ll reach the point where you have everything to gain and nothing to lose with a new HVAC installation.
The team at KO Mechanical Services can help you choose an affordable and energy-efficient HVAC installation. Call us today to learn more.