With our warm temperatures and high humidity levels in Niceville, Florida, throughout much of the year, it’s crucial to have a functional HVAC system to keep your home comfortable. If you notice any of these common warning signs, your heating and cooling system may need an upgrade.

Strange Sounds or Odors

If you hear strange noises coming from your system, it’s best to call an HVAC technician to take a closer look. Although some noise is normal, grinding, squeaking, thumping, or banging can indicate problems. Smelling unpleasant odors while your system is running can also indicate an issue. A musty indoor air quality odor can mean the presence of biological growth in your HVAC ducts, while an electrical odor can mean damaged wiring.

Increased Need for Repairs

An HVAC system is designed to last between 10 and 20 years. Toward the end of its lifespan, your unit may start requiring more repairs, which can quickly become expensive. Before moving forward with any repair on a unit older than a decade, it’s smart to discuss the benefits with your HVAC technician. Continuing to pour money into a dying system is wasteful and can be very frustrating.

In some cases, it’s more cost-effective to spend your money on replacing the system entirely, rather than continuing to bandage a faltering unit. Installing a new, more efficient system can help lower your bills and offset some of your initial cost.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

When your indoor air quality starts to decline, you may need to think about replacing your HVAC system. Poor indoor air quality can cause many health problems, especially in those suffering from allergies or existing breathing conditions like COPD and asthma. An HVAC technician can assess the quality of your indoor air to determine whether it’s causing an issue in your home.

If your HVAC system is showing signs that it’s time for an upgrade, contact us at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating at 850-204-2742.

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