Long-Term Effects of Faulty HVAC Systems

Long-Term Effects of Faulty HVAC Systems

There is always a limit to how long and how well our HVAC systems work. Eventually, their efficiency will end up degrading and will require a response from homeowners, whether it is to make repairs, replace certain components to improve your appliance, or completely replace your HVAC system with a newer model. Argent Heating & Cooling offers affordable services and products for those that deal with issues of inefficient heating and cooling. 

Our expert technicians are highly trained in inspecting, installing, and providing quality HVAC repair for residents throughout Northern VA. Our team has over 40 years of industry experience, which means they are easily able to help you resolve any problems with your HVAC unit according to your needs and preferences. 

Below, we talk about the long term effects a defective HVAC system has on you and your home and compare their potential solutions:

Poor Air Quality 

Low-quality air coming from your HVAC system often occurs due to a defect within it. It could be a clogged air filter, a leak in your ventilation system, or an excess accumulation of dust within your HVAC system.  

Regardless of how it occurs, it’s important to understand the effects poor air quality has within your home. 

Poor air quality can irritate your breathing. This is because there is an increased concentration of contaminants such as dust, dander, pollen, and more in the air, thus creating poor air quality. 

These contaminants can then easily agitate allergies and other respiratory issues. 

Additionally, poor air quality also increases the frequency and likelihood of bacterial and viral illnesses. 

Mold & Mildew Growth

Some faulty HVAC systems will inevitably have issues within certain components, particularly within the condenser coil, where the airflow within your system will be cooled. 

There, moisture will accumulate, allowing for the growth of mold and mildew within your system. This can eventually affect air quality within your home, causing harmful respiratory problems for you and other inhabitants, including illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. 

Higher Energy Bills

Finally, among the biggest problems that a defective HVAC system has is that it is more likely to increase your home’s energy bills.  

This is because systems with several issues are usually more inefficient at providing heating and cooling to your home’s internal air. 

The older or less-maintained an HVAC system is, the more energy it has to use to heat or cool the air within your home, and even then it may not raise or lower the temperature to the desired degree. 

Repair vs. Replacement 

After learning about all of these ill-effects a problematic HVAC system can have on you and your home, the question remains: how do you solve it? 

Solutions can be boiled down to two main choices, either repairing the dysfunctional components within your system or replacing it altogether. While both will likely solve the problem for you and return your HVAC system to a decent state of efficiency, the difference is in how long it will serve you afterwards. 

Depending on the components, repairing your system can be a simpler and cheaper option, and can even ensure your system has a much longer lifespan. However, repairs are only likely to fix every single problem within your HVAC system in the short-term. 

On the other hand, replacing your HVAC  system or certain central components of it can result in a long-term increase in efficiency as well as improved air quality within your home. And because of its newer components and a newer model, your system will have a much longer lifespan and you’ll have less to worry about in the long-term. 

Argent Heating & Cooling: Expert HVAC Repair in Northern VA

Stay attentive with your home’s HVAC system and you’ll likely avoid dealing with many of the bothersome and even harmful effects it could have on you and your family. Moreover, if your system is in need of repair or replacement, consider going to a reputable HVAC repair service and appliance provider, like Argent Heating & Cooling. For over 40 years, we’ve provided excellent and affordable heating and cooling products, as well as repairs, maintenance, and installations. 

Not only do we help provide heating and cooling systems for your home, but also indoor air quality inspections, radiant floor heating, home generators, and more. Our team of experts can help you ensure your home’s most important systems and appliances are in their best shape. 

Contact us at 1-877-282-6300 and get a free estimate on one of our many quality services and appliances.