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Your home’s HVAC system is a big investment. That’s why it’s a sad day when you realize it’s terminally ill. However, if you catch the terminal signs early, you can plan ahead. That way, you aren’t caught off guard without it in northwest Georgia’s sometimes extreme weather.

Your Unit Emits Strange Noises and Smells

If you’ve lived in your house for awhile, you know what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to noises and smells in your system. 

If you hear your system cycling on and off often, it’s usually a bad sign. Clanking noises can also signify significant problems with your HVAC system. Strange smells often mean big issues, too, so it’s important a service technician inspects your unit right away.

You Receive Unusually High Utility Bills

When your system is on its last legs, it often shows in your utility bills. A sudden spike may mean that there ‘s some trouble ahead for your system. Although it’s normal to see spikes during the summer and winter when the weather changes, a major spike out of nowhere is telling you that you should have your system checked by a professional.

Your Unit Is More Than 15 Years Old

HVAC systems usually last between 15 and 20 years. If your system falls within that range, you may want to consider replacing it now instead of waiting for it to die. 

Ideally, you should start thinking about replacing your unit after 10 years, because there are more energy-efficient models available. Replacing it early gives you more options to compare systems and prices instead of rushing to buy something out of desperation. If your system is old and outdated, don’t put off investing in a new one for too long. 

If you’re ready to start shopping for a new HVAC system, or if you think you need repairs on your current unit, we’re the people to call. Contact Pendley Heating and Air at (770) 382-1221 to speak to an experienced HVAC professional today. 

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