Just like most other items, HVAC units have a lifespan and sometimes need to be replaced. Here are some signs to watch for in your Springfield, Illinois home that may signal that your system is no longer as efficient as it used to be.

It Doesn’t Work Right

When your HVAC unit is no longer working right, this could signal that it is time to replace it. The problem could be that the system is not heating or cooling properly and the temperatures fluctuate from room to room. You may also notice that the humidity is still high even with the air conditioner running. Another problem could be that the system is running constantly. If you notice any issues with your system, you should get them diagnosed by a professional to determine if they can be fixed or if a replacement is warranted.

Increased Utility Costs

A spike in your utility bill is often the fault of your HVAC system. When a system starts failing, it will work harder to compensate for the parts that may not be working as well. The harder the system works, the higher your bills. When you see this happen, especially with an older unit, it’s likely time to shop for a replacement.

High Repair Bills

If you notice that you are calling for service on your HVAC unit constantly, and it still never works right, it’s probably time to consider a replacement. Older units, especially, are likely not worth multiple service visits and high repair bills. A new unit may cost you less than constant repair bills, and will also save you money on your monthly utility bills with increased efficiency.

Strange Noises or Leaks

These are problems that may be able to be fixed, depending on the source of the issue. It is always best to take some time to determine if repairs are worth the cost if you have an older unit.

For service, maintenance, diagnostics, or to replace your system, give Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling a call at (217) 635-2230. We will be happy to help you decide what options are best for your needs.

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