Top 7 Signs You Need a New HVAC System

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With the start of winter, ensuring a warm and comfortable home is a top priority. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a critical role in heating your home. However, if your HVAC system is outdated, inefficient, or simply not working properly, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Here are 7 signs that it’s time to replace your HVAC system:

1. Age of the System — Most HVAC systems last between 15 to 20 years. If your system is within this age range, it might be time to consider a replacement.

2. Frequent Repairs — If your HVAC system needs frequent repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

3. High Energy Bills — If your energy bills are steadily increasing, your HVAC system may not be operating as efficiently as it should be.

4. Inconsistent Temperatures — If some rooms in your home are too cold while others are too hot, this could be a sign that your HVAC system is not working properly.

5. Excessive Dust or Humidity — If your home has excessive dust or humidity levels, your HVAC system may not be effectively cleaning your home’s air.

6. Unusual Noises or Smells — Strange noises or smells coming from your HVAC system can be a sign of serious problems.

7. Declining Air Quality — If you or your family members are experiencing allergies or other respiratory issues more frequently, it could be due to poor air quality from your aging HVAC system.

A new HVAC system can increase the value of your home, depending on the type and energy efficiency level of the new system. If you decide to replace your HVAC system, talk to your Westwood agent to make sure your new system is covered under your home insurance policy.

Please Note: This article is for general informational and educational purposes only. It does not represent any specific insurance policy and does not modify any provisions, limitations, or exclusions of any current policy.