One decision homeowners begrudgingly, yet inevitably, have to make is when to replace your HVAC system. Although upgrading your HVAC system might seem like an expensive process, the costs of continuing to repair and operate your older, inefficient HVAC unit far outweigh the upfront costs of installing a new unit.
If you’re trying to determine whether or not it’s time to replace your current HVAC system, there are a few important things to know before you upgrade your home’s heating and cooling system.
When Should You Replace Your HVAC System?
It’s important to upgrade your HVAC system after approximately 10-12 years, especially if you live in a region with extreme seasonal weather. Heating and cooling systems require the attention that an annual maintenance plan offers in order to work efficiently.
What Signs Should I look For To Replace My HVAC System?
Even systems that are well maintained usually have components that begin to wear out after a decade. There are several indicators of when to replace your HVAC system including:
- Spikes in your utility bills
- High indoor humidity
- Insufficient cool air or heat despite the HVAC unit operating
- Frequent breakdowns
- Unit requires an expensive repair
5 Considerations For When Your Replace Your HVAC System
Call John C. Flood When You’re Ready To Upgrade Your HVAC System
Whether you determine you need to add, replace or simply maintain your heating and cooling system, the team at John C. Flood will take care of your home.
Think about age. Unlike some of the finer things in life, HVAC systems generally do not get better after a decade or two. Energy Star recommends replacing your unit if the heat pump or air conditioner is over 10 years old or if your furnace or boiler is over 15 years old.
Odds are good you’ll have already noticed rising bills, weird noises, excessive dust, temperature changes from room to room and other tell-tale signs of a fading system. Sign up for John C. Flood’s Service Partner Program to receive regular HVAC service from the most experienced professionals in the area. Schedule service today and start saving!