If upgrading your HVAC isn’t even on your radar, let alone on your to-do list, now is the time to consider it. Your heating and air conditioning system keeps you comfortable and safe year-round, but only if they work as they should. Here’s what you should know about your old unit and how to tell if it’s time to get a new HVAC system.
Check the Age of the Equipment
Most heating and cooling systems have a life expectancy of about 10-15 years. If your HVAC equipment is pushing into its golden years, now might be the time for an upgrade. The advantages of the new technology are that it’s significantly more efficient and provides more consistent heating and cooling than older models.
Check Your Energy Bills
Have your energy bills been going up over the last few years? A sign of an HVAC system on its last legs shows up on your utility bills. If your energy use has gone up consistently, it’s time to consider the value of an upgrade.
Check the Number of Repair Calls
Most reliable heating and cooling systems run for years without requiring repairs, especially if you schedule regular maintenance. If this is not the case for your system, and you find you’re spending money on service calls, considering an upgrade will reduce repair costs while increasing efficiency and your comfort level.
There are pros and cons to investing in new heating and air conditioning, but if there are signs that it’s time to consider upgrading your HVAC system, the pros list often wins out. Contact the experienced team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling to learn everything you need to know about HVAC replacement and installation.