Is it time to replace your HVAC unit?

Certain telltale signs can indicate that it’s time to consider replacing or repairing your home’s heating and cooling equipment. There comes a time when annual servicing of your HVAC system is just not enough to keep the unit in good working condition. Parts can be replaced over time, but at some point, the entire unit will need to be replaced to ensure reliable operation and a comfortable environment for you and your family.

Here are a couple of key indicators to determine if you may need to replace your unit:

  1. Heat Pump and/or HVAC is more than 10 Years Old

Your HVAC system is the biggest energy user in your home and the cost to operate the system is an important factor in determining when to replace it. Your unit will wear over time and if the cost to repair is close to half the price of the unit, it might be time to replace. If you replace now, you can get a more energy-efficient unit that will save on energy bills, which means you’ll likely spend less in the long run.

  1. Humidity Problems and Excessive Dust

Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer. Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts is a great way to improve your current system and maintain efficient operation of any new system.

  1. Noisy Heating or Cooling Systems

Other symptoms of old or tired HVAC equipment are excessive noise and reduced efficiency. Failing systems tend to make some noticeable sounds, and while this could be due to a number of problems, not all of which require replacement, there’s a good chance that the problem is worth an inspection by an HVAC professional.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, call a RighTime Home Service professional for further assistance. Please call (877) 959-4076 or visit us at