We know that an HVAC replacement is a significant investment. However, if the HVAC system in your Spartanburg, SC, home is more than 10 years old, is performing poorly, and is pushing up your energy bill, then it may be time to replace it. Here are three indications that your HVAC system needs upgrading.

A Higher Electric Bill

A number of factors can contribute to a jump in the electric bill. However, if household habits haven’t changed, then the likely culprit is the HVAC system. Pay attention to any changes in its performance. Does it fail to heat or cool a room sufficiently? As HVAC systems age, they become less efficient. If your HVAC technician has performed maintenance or repairs and the problem isn’t resolved, then it’s time to replace your HVAC system.

An Unusually Noisy System

If you hear unusual sounds or the unit has become noticeably louder, there’s a problem. Different sounds point to different problems. It could be loose fan blades rattling around in the outdoor unit. The noise could be the proverbial “death rattle” before the system dies. It’s best to have your HVAC technician identify the noise. It could be something simple that can be fixed on the spot or you may need to invest in a new HVAC system.

Decreased Performance

Are you experiencing uneven distribution of air leading to hot or cold spots in your home? Is the airflow weak? Is the AC not helping to reduce humidity? A drop in the HVAC system’s performance should not be ignored. Call in the pros to assess the system. The HVAC technician may advise that you replace the unit rather than dump more money into repairs. A new, more energy-efficient HVAC system will heat and cool your home more effectively and lower your electric bill.

At George M. Hill & Sons, Inc., your comfort is our top priority. If your HVAC system needs replacing, get in touch with us at 864-991-3167. We’ll install a new air conditioner or heating system lickety-split, so you can, once again, enjoy a comfortable home.

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