Alas, all things must come to an end. A good movie, a good book, a good car, and even a good HVAC system will all one day take their final breath. In the case of a movie or book, however, we know when the end is coming, but this is not always the case with a car or HVAC system. Being aware of the symptoms of a dying HVAC system allows homeowners in Tallahassee, Florida, to prepare for the end, saving money and discomfort in the long run. Here is how to tell when your HVAC system is at the end of its life.

Decreased Efficiency

Has your air been significantly warmer, despite keeping the thermostat at the same temperature at which it’s always been set? This may be a result of a dying system. As HVAC systems age, even if you have invested proper preventive maintenance, their efficiency will eventually drop. This will also result in higher utility bills.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve noticed a greater amount of dust collection around your home, you could be experiencing another symptom of a dying air conditioner. Well-maintained HVAC systems regularly do a wonderful job of producing high IAQ, but as a system ages, it becomes less efficient at filtering out dust and other allergens. Increased dust collection and other IAQ issues could also be a result of an improperly sealed or dirty duct network.

System Lifespan

Just like a good book has a limited number of pages, and you know when you’re coming to an end, HVAC systems generally have a limited number of years. Even with regular maintenance, an air conditioner or heat pump will generally last only about 10 years, while a furnace will last about 15. At the end of their lifespan, HVAC systems exhibit more of the previous symptoms.

Don’t wait until your system completely quits to have it replaced. If your system is coming to its end, save the money you would lose in wasted energy by calling Advanced Air Care Heating and Cooling at 850-688-9265.

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