Is your HVAC system short-cycling?

Signs It Is Time to Replace Your HVAC system

A good reliable heating and cooling system is a must in our part of the world. As any resident knows, Fairview Heights and the greater St. Louis area experience extremely cold temperatures in the winter and sultry, humid days in the summer. Keeping your home or business comfortable year-round requires the best HVAC systems you can afford.

Signs your HVAC system is failing

A good, efficient heating system is a major investment, whether you opt for a heat pump system or a traditional forced air natural gas furnace. It’s only natural to want your system to last forever. However, the average HVAC system only lasts around 10 years. If you’re getting close to this date, it’s wise to be alert for the following signs that it may be time to replace your system.

hvac system making too much noise

1. Your system is making noise.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your heating or cooling system is a grinding, hissing or clunking noise from your system. This could indicate a number of things, not all of them fatal to the system. Among these is your motor failing, a failure that will necessitate a buying a new unit.

signs that it is time to replace your HVAC system

2. Your unit is short-cycling.

Short-cycling is when your unit turns off and on repeatedly but never gets your rooms to the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat. This is often a sign of the unit overheating, which can be caused by the motor failing. Short-cycling can be a fire hazard, so it’s important to deal with this issue quickly.

your HVAC utility bill too high? A sign you could need a replacement!

3. You notice a dramatic increase in your utility bills.

A failing furnace or air conditioning system uses more energy as it tries to compensate for a failing motor. This often translates into higher electric and natural gas bills.

To find out more about how to tell when it’s time to replace your heating and cooling systems, visit Dependable Heating and Cooling or contact us to schedule an appointment.

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