Considering that your HVAC system plays a vital role in keeping your family comfortable all year long, it is crucial that you have your home’s furnace or air conditioner replaced when it shows signs of aging so that it does not fail when you need it most. Yet, how will you know when your HVAC needs upgrading? Here are a few signs you can look out for indicating that you should consider replacing your home’s HVAC system.
Your System is Aging: One of the easiest ways to tell.
Your System Has Needed Multiple Repairs: Have you experienced several problems with your HVAC system in the last couple of years? While it is normal for your furnace or air conditioner to require maintenance and repair over its lifetime, it is essential that you keep track of how much money you are putting into your HVAC system over time. If your HVAC system needs constant repairs, or you have put more than a third of the replacement cost into repairs, it’s probably a good idea and more cost-effective to replace your system.
Your Utility Bills Have Gone Up: Have you noticed that the cost of heating/cooling your home has increased exponentially in recent years? If your home’s heating and cooling costs have gone up significantly (even with rate increases factored in), it may soon be time to replace your HVAC system. If your HVAC system is more than 15 years old and your heating and cooling costs are through the roof, you will likely be better off replacing rather than repairing your HVAC system. As your system ages, it will have to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home, which can cause your utility bills to increase.
Please get in touch with us if you are unsure whether it makes more sense to repair or replace your home’s aging HVAC system. We’re here to help and can walk you through your options and help you decide the best for your situation.