When it comes to a heating and cooling system most home owners only think about it when they have an HVAC issue. Instead of having to deal with the stress and the costs of an emergency situation, take the time to notice the signs of a unit they may be on the verge of replacement. (Don’t forget to get your fall and spring maintenance done, as this will help your unit to work more efficiently and last longer!) Below we will go over the signs that will help you decide when it’s time to start budgeting for that new air conditioner, furnace, or even both!
Frequent Breakdowns or Repairs
If you keep having issues with your system it may be time to move on. Even after maintenance and frequent repairs you may be “throwing good money after bad.” This could result in spending more to keep your current system up and running, vs. getting a brand-new HVAC unit and having the comfort your home and family needs.
Energy Bills are Increasing
Have you noticed that your energy bills are climbing? If this is an issue, it may be due to older less-efficient equipment. Just like technology, the HVAC industry is always innovating and finding better comfort solutions, which also result in energy and costs savings. If this high energy costs an issue, consult with an HVAC specialist to see if a new unit can save you money in the long run.
Everyone’s comfort needs are different, and you want to make sure that your current system is working to where you want it to be. This could be due to your personal preferences, or your current system is not sized to where it should be for your comfort level or house size. If this a common issue, you will want to consider getting with a consultant so that they can get you the best system for your preferences and space.
Age of the Unit
Most furnace and air conditioners can last up to 12-15 years, sometimes even 20 if you are properly maintaining the unit. (If you do not currently have a maintenance plan, consider getting one for your system. This will save you overall.) If your unit is nearing the end of its life you will want to consider replacement or start to budget for this, especially if you have had issues in the past.
In the Downriver, Michigan area, Expert Heating & Cooling employees provide emergency troubleshooting, repairs, preventive maintenance, equipment installations as well as design build and plan and spec services. If you are starting to budget, considering replacement soon, or have an emergency need to replace Expert is your place. Call today to speak to a trained industry professional from Expert Heating & Cooling to improve your HVAC system today. 734-676-4488