While older homes have a lot of character, they can also be drafty, lower HVAC efficiency, and raise energy costs. Johns Creek, GA, gets pretty warm in the summer months, making it difficult not to run the AC most of the year. You can lower your energy bills and still live comfortably in an older home by addressing these four common HVAC problems for older homes.
1. An Outdated Thermostat
An old thermostat can cause problems like inefficient heating and cooling or a rapidly cycling HVAC system. A newer, programmable model will lower your bills and provide a more comfortable indoor environment.
2. Poor Airflow
Whether caused by dust or debris, duct buildup causes poor airflow. This can result in unevenly heated or cooled rooms in the home. Allergen buildup can also occur and affect those who have allergies.
3. Poor Indoor Air Quality
When air from outside is able to leak into your home, dust and other pollutants will come inside. This can cause or exacerbate many health problems like asthma and allergies. Furthermore, leaks may lead to higher humidity levels, which means poor quality air and comfort levels.
4. An Aging HVAC System
The average HVAC system has a lifespan of 15 years if you get yearly maintenance. An older home is likely to have an HVAC system on its last leg. These systems cost more to run, which is why a complete replacement may end up saving you money in the long run.
The above problems are the most common when living in an older home. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it might be time to contact an HVAC repair professional. Contact us at Pruitt Heating & Air today for AC repair or other HVAC services you need. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we guarantee your satisfaction.
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