HVAC System Getting Older? It's Time for a New One

Posted on: 12 July 2021

If your HVAC system is getting older and your home does not feel as cool as it once did, it may be time for a new system. Below is information on reasons your system may not be working well, as well as tips on choosing a new system for your home.

Problems with Using Older HVAC Systems

When an HVAC system gets older it can start having problems. In some cases, these problems are easy to fix and will not cost a lot of money. One issue is the fan not working properly. The fan may be bent which means it cannot properly put air throughout the system. This can be easily fixed with a special comb that is used to straighten the fins. Refrigerant leaks are also common with older systems. Refrigerant is no longer being used in newer systems. This means it will cost you even more to repair this type of leak if new refrigerant is needed. 

One thing to consider is your energy bills. Older HVAC units use a lot more energy to maintain the temperature in your home. Even if it will not cost you a lot of money to repair your system you may still want to consider a new one. First, you won't have to worry about your energy bills going higher and higher and an older system could break down at any time. 

Types of HVAC Systems

When it comes to HVAC systems, there are different types available. There is a standard system that has ductwork installed to bring air to each room in your home at the same time and temperature. This is known as a split system as the system both cools and heats your home and is what you will find many homes use. These systems have coils and a compressor that cools the air. The cooling part of the HVAC system is located outside your home and the heating part is inside. 

There are also hybrid split systems that work much like a standard HVAC unit. This type of unit is more energy-efficient, however. This is because you can easily change from electricity to gas. For example, you may want to use gas on very cold days, but electricity can be used in most cases. It is less expensive to use electricity when compared to gas power. This type of system works well if you live in a mild climate as you will not have many months where you need extra heat. 

Contact an AC installation company; they can give you much more information on the different types available. 


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