Today's modern HVAC systems offer many advanced features than ever before. That in itself is a good reason why many homeowners have their HVAC system replaced. With innovations such as eco-friendly refrigerants, programmable thermostats, variable-speed air circulation, and modulating technology, these elaborate devices function at a higher level than older systems.

There are many other reasons why you should replace your HVAC system. The more common ones are:
  • You have a carbon monoxide leak
  • Your unit is more than 12 years old
  • The compressor fails

Is There is a Carbon Monoxide Gas Leak in Your House?

Because carbon monoxide (CO) is odorless, it is nearly impossible to detect. CO poisoning can occur without your knowledge. Breathing in low levels of carbon monoxide may cause critical heart issues. Call a CO specialist if you have any of these symptoms. Waiting can cause further damage to your home and health.

There is no fail-safe way to identify a CO leak other than by having a CO detector. Do not ignore physical symptoms like headaches, dizziness, lethargy, nausea, and vomiting. It is important never to ignore symptoms of a CO leak. If one does occur, open the windows and doors of the house and contact a CO leak expert immediately.

5 Warning Signs From Your Compressor You Should Never Ignore

The compressor is a large metal box usually located in the back of your house or to the side. Inside are the condenser, the condenser coil, and the fan. The compressor absorbs warm air inside the home and releases it outside.

Five ways your compressor is trying to tell you that it needs repairs are:

  • It vibrates
  • It’s noisy
  • It doesn’t turn on
  • It trips the fuse box
  • Your AC dispenses warm air

Older HVAC Systems Require Frequent Repairs

One of the most common reasons why people have their HVAC system replaced is age. If your HVAC system requires frequent repairs, maybe it's time for a new one. Older HVAC systems need repairs often. If it is more than 12 years old, consider replacing it.

Does it cycle on and off repeatedly? Is there too much humidity inside? Do you spend too much on energy bills? All these are all indications that you have an old HVAC unit. Call Varsity Home Service today at (631) 567-4600.