4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your HVAC Unit

Discover four indications that it might be time to switch up your HVAC system!

Odds are, like most homeowners, it’s probably been a while since you checked on your HVAC system.  With the colder weather approaching, there’s no time like the present to have a look at your HVAC system to ensure it’s still functioning at its highest capacity.  Mitchell Heating in Northern Colorado  wants you to look out for these four things when you fire up your HVAC unit for testing.

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Uncommon Noises

Strange noises that seem out of the ordinary are a surefire sign that your HVAC system is experiencing issues.  When you fire up your system for testing, keep an ear out for any noises that seem uncommon.  These noises can be created by loose parts, vibrations, and even faulty parts within the unit.  Ignoring strange noises now can translate to expensive fixes and problems in the future.

Your Heating Bills Keep Increasing

When you sit down to compare your last year’s heating bills with what you’re being charged now, do they match up?  Does it seem like they keep getting higher? This can be a strong indication that your HVAC system is not running efficiently.  If you have an older unit, the chances are that your HVAC system is not an energy-efficient model.  As time goes by, the bills will continue to rise.

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Strange Smells

Is there a strange odor coming from the vents of your HVAC system?  Does the unit have a heavy funk coming from it as well?  A strong smell can indicate mold and mildew growth due to excess moisture inside the unit.  Leaking refrigerants can also cause strange smells, too.  If you suspect leaking refrigerant, be careful!  Refrigerant poisoning is a severe condition that can lead to difficulty breathing, headaches, vomiting, and coughing.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

If you’re finding that your circuit breaker keeps tripping  when you try to operate your HVAC system, and you’re continually heading back to your box to reset it, it’s time for an upgrade.  Over time, HVAC units will experience a gradual reduction in connectivity.  While completing minor repairs on these issues is always possible, an upgrade will save you money and time.

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The team of HVAC contractors from Mitchell Heating Colorado has been serving residential property owners in Colorado Springs, the Denver metro area, and more with their HVAC system needs for many years. If any of these signs present themselves during your HVAC walkthrough, be sure to reach out today for your free cost estimate!