Is it Time to Replace Your Home Maintenance Systems?
May 16, 2023
Between the water heater, HVAC system, water filtration system, and insulation, it is important to ensure that each system in your home is working efficiently. On this week’s blog, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing is bringing you the most common signs that your home maintenance systems are in need of replacement!
The lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on the make, model and mostly how it is used and maintained. There are three major signs that your system might need to be replaced: discolored water, rumbling noises and moisture around the water heater. If you experience any of these signs, you should have a professional check out your water heater.
The Department of Energy recommends that you replace your HVAC system every 10 to 15 years, with the opportunity to extend the lifespan with regular maintenance. If you’re experience increased energy bills or your home is unable to maintain a consistent temperature, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is aging. Additionally, a new or well-maintained HVAC system should run quietly, so if your system has begun to make unusual sounds it is likely a sign of greater damage within.
Water Filtration System
The life expectancy of a home’s water filtration system ranges by the type of water in your area and the amount of water that is run through the filter. At Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating, we can come to your home, test your water, recommend replacement of a filter or the entire system, and estimate the longevity of your system based on this information. A typical filter needs to be replaced every two to six months.
A well-insulated attic works alongside an HVAC system to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round and helps to keep your energy bills low. If the temperature of your home is fluctuating, it could be due to a lack of insulation that is requiring the HVAC system to work overtime. Another problematic sign to watch out for is moisture in your insulation. Wet insulation has the potential to grow mold and release toxins into the air in your home, rendering it due for an upgrade.
Last Updated: September 18, 2023