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3 Little Known Reasons to Replace Your HVAC System


HVAC systems have become so sophisticated that it’s hard to keep up. Today’s modern Heating & Air Conditioning units are intelligent machines that can offer more than just cooling and heating comfort. To keep them in top condition, it is important to have a once-a-year maintenance contract with your trusted HVAC contractor.

With today’s technological advancements, hi-tech features have now become the standard. Here are three little-known reasons why you should replace your AC system with a new installation:

  • If your HVAC unit is very old.
  • If there is a carbon monoxide leak.
  • If the compressor fails.

Is Your HVAC System Getting Old?

nsplashWe all get old, and your HVAC system is no exception. One of the most common reasons why people buy a new HVAC system is the age of the unit.

Typically, the life expectancy of an HVAC system is about 12 years. If your HVAC system is older than 12 years and it breaks down often, consider getting a new one.

You can also tell if your current HVAC system needs replacement by keeping a watchful eye on it for clues. A higher than average energy bill, higher than average indoor humidity or if the unit is making loud noises, these are all signs of an imminent HVAC disaster. Hire a licensed HVAC expert to evaluate your system and determine if your current HVAC unit needs to be replaced.

As previously mentioned, an annual HVAC maintenance plan can virtually eliminate any future problems with your HVAC system. During the check-up, a qualified technician will by examine, clean and lubricate your HVAC system so it can offer smooth operation well past its predicted lifespan.

What Everyone Should Know About Carbon Monoxide Leaks

nsplashIf you think you can detect a CO leak in your home think again, and do it quickly, because this isn’t just any other indoor air quality problem.

Carbon monoxide gas is impossible to recognize because it has no odor. You could be breathing CO and not even know it. That is why they are so dangerous and can be fatal if inhaled for an extended period of time.

Symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing and nausea can be the first signs of CO poisoning, and you should seek medical care right away. If you suspect there is a CO leak in your house, call your local HVAC expert immediately.

5 Signs From Your Compressor You Shouldn’t Ignore

An HVAC system is made up of moving components, like the condenser, the condenser coil, and the fan. The compressor’s job is to absorb warm air inside your home and release it outside. If you notice any of these five clues, take action as soon as you possibly can.

The five signs from your HVAC compressor are:


  1. Compressor won’t turn on
  2. The compressor is vibrating
  3. Your system dispenses warm air
  4. Noisy compressor
  5. Your circuit breaker trips

You should resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Procrastination can result in increased damage and a higher repair bill. Retain the services of a certified HVAC installation expert who can offer expert recommendations and solutions for your home.

Don’t take any chances with the health and comfort of you and your loved ones. Call the experts at Comfort Air Engineering in San Antonio, TX. They are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your HVAC system.

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