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When to Replace HVAC & Plumbing Systems in Your Older Home

Older Homes


If you live in an older home, you know how finicky their plumbing and HVAC systems can be. Knowing when it’s time to replace the HVAC or plumbing equipment in an older home is crucial for keeping it in good condition. By understanding the signs to watch for and seeking the appropriate professional assistance, you can help your older home feel just like new!

When you need help replacing HVAC or plumbing systems in your older home, American Vintage Home has the experts you need to get the job done right.

Contact us today to schedule replacement services for your Chicago-area home.

Signs You Need Replacement Plumbing

Plumbing systems aren’t built to last forever. While they can easily last between 20 and 50 years, it’s important to be able to identify the signs that it’s time for replacement, including:

  • Leaky faucets
  • Slow draining
  • Reduced water pressure
  • Persistent drain clogs
  • Foul odors coming from pipes and drains
  • Strange noises coming from your pipes or drains

While some of these signs may be an easy fix, others can indicate a larger issue is at play, such as corroded piping, improper venting, or a broken or blocked sewer line. Seek out plumbing replacement services immediately to address the problem before it escalates further.

Signs Your Chicago HVAC System Needs Replacement

Old or inadequately maintained HVAC systems can wreak havoc on your home comfort. Watch out for the following signs that your system needs replacement services:

  • Sudden spike in energy bills
  • Dramatically increased or decreased humidity
  • Uneven heating and cooling
  • Frequent repair requests
  • Strange noises coming from system
  • Foul odors emanating from system

In addition to these telltale signs, it’s a good idea to seek out replacement services if your HVAC equipment is older than 10 years.

DIY vs. Professional System Replacement in Chicago

While we would never doubt your handyman skills, attempting a DIY replacement — especially in an older home — is never a good idea. Plumbing systems in old homes frequently depend on outdated equipment that most self-trained individuals never encounter. The same is true for HVAC equipment: Techniques used in the past often don’t translate well into present-day practices, and therefore require additional training to perform repair and replacement correctly.

At American Vintage Home, our expert plumbers and HVAC technicians are trained specifically to handle outdated system repairs and replacements in older homes. We’ll ensure your old home is outfitted with the equipment it needs to remain in proper working condition. Contact us today to schedule replacement services for your Chicago home!

American Vintage Home for Chicago’s Replacement Service Needs

From HVAC equipment to plumbing systems, there’s no job too complex for the experts at American Vintage Home. Our highly skilled technicians understand the unique demands of older homes, delivering fast, effective replacement services to keep homes in proper working order.

Don’t attempt a DIY project: Contact our team to schedule the HVAC or plumbing replacement services you need today!

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