HVAC systems are one of the most expensive home appliances to not only invest in but maintain and run. It’s important to know the signs of when replacing your system will be cost-effective. Continue reading to find out FIVE signs you should replace your HVAC system TODAY!
Cost Of Repairs
It’s normal for all home appliances to require repairs from time to time. However, when you begin to notice your repairs adding up you should consider a few factors. If the repair is half the amount of a new system, you are better off replacing it in the long run. Or if your system is more than ten years old and you are dealing with repairs. Anytime you make a repair, you have to keep in mind that your system won’t be able to perform at peak efficiency.
Older Than 10 Years
Do you know how old your system is or when it was installed? The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners replace their system every 10-15 years. Newer systems are Energy Star rated or energy-efficient with programmable thermostats. By upgrading your system you have the potential to save up to 40% on your utility bills while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint!
Increased Running Time
If you begin to notice your system running more often it may be an indicator your system is in need of a repair. Your system may also be staying on longer to reach a desired temperature. This can be caused by bad coils or a failing blower motor. It’s crucial to check these two components first because if they are working properly it’s a clear sign that your system can no longer properly circulate air.
Any aging home appliance will struggle to regulate temperatures and evenly distribute heat or air conditioning to your home. This can be due to a number of factors such as a damaged thermostat, low fluid levels, clogged filters, cracked ducts, and damaged motors. If your HVAC is struggling to regulate temperatures within your home it will also result in higher utility bills as it works harder.
Rising Utility Bills
Although we are all aware of the fluctuations in utility bills throughout the seasons, bills in the same months throughout the years should be relatively similar. As your HVAC system ages, its efficiency deteriorates with it and your utility bills are guaranteed to rise. By replacing your system you are able to save 20-40% on utility bills ANY DAY!
If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, or begin to experience one of these problems, our team will be there to help you any day. We believe that everyone not only deserves service every day but that every day should be comfortable. Give our team a call today at (919) 276-0574 to schedule an appointment.