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At some point, every HVAC system will need to be replaced. Whether it's because of age, damage, or simply because it's no longer efficient, replacing an HVAC system is a major investment. The question is, how do you know when it's time to replace your HVAC system? Here are a few signs to look for.

1. Your Energy Bills Are Rising

If you've noticed that your energy bills have been slowly but steadily increasing, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is losing efficiency. Over time, parts can wear out or break down, causing the system to work harder and use more energy. If your energy bills are suddenly much higher than usual, it could be a sign of a more serious problem.

2. Your Home Is Uncomfortable

If you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat but never seeming to get the temperature just right, it's probably time to replace your HVAC system. An inefficient system will struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature, leading to hot and cold spots throughout your home. And if you've noticed that certain rooms are always either too hot or too cold, it could be a sign of ductwork problems.

3. Your System Is Making Strange Noises

If your HVAC system starts making strange noises, it's time for a replacement. Clicking, screeching, and hissing are signs of something wrong with your system, and ignoring the problem will only worsen it. 

In some cases, strange noises can be caused by simple issues like loose screws or debris in the ductwork. At other times, they can indicate more serious problems, such as a failing compressor or motor.

4. Your Home Has Excessive Dust

If you've noticed an increase in the amount of dust in your home, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is no longer filtering the air properly. Over time, the filters in your HVAC system can become clogged with dust and debris, reducing the efficiency of the system and causing poor indoor air quality.

If you've noticed an increase in allergies or respiratory problems in your home, replacing your HVAC system may be the best solution.

5. Your System Is Over 15 Years Old

Even if your HVAC system seems to be working fine, keep in mind that its efficiency will diminish over time. If it's been more than 15 years since you bought your HVAC system, it's probably time for an upgrade. A new system will not only be more efficient than your old one but it will also provide better heating and cooling for your home.

6. Your System Requires Frequent and Expensive Repairs

If you frequently repair your current system, it may be time for an upgrade. Not only can frequent repairs be expensive, but they can also be disruptive to your daily routine. A new HVAC system can provide peace of mind that you won't have to worry about unexpected breakdowns.

7. Your Air Conditioner Uses R22 Refrigerant

If your home air conditioner uses R22 refrigerant, it's time to start considering replacing the system. R22, also known as Freon, used to be common in air conditioners and other cooling systems. However, due to its negative environmental impacts, the US EPA has banned the importation and manufacturing of R22 as of 2020. If your AC system needs repairs in the future, the cost of R22 refrigerant may be very high.

If you have been experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to replace your HVAC system. Of course, replacing an HVAC system is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider. The team at Chrismon Heating & Cooling can help determine if a new HVAC system is right for you. We can also answer any questions you have about HVAC installation. Contact us today to get started.