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Is It Time For a New HVAC System?
If your HVAC system is underperforming, driving up your energy bills, and always needing maintenance, it may be time for a replacement. It is a costly investment for your home, but one that can save you money in the long run. The following list contains a few reasons to consider when trying to determine if your system needs replacing. Also remember that a licensed HVAC Professional can help you determine if now is the time.
The Age of Your Current System
If the age of your current HVAC system is greater than ten years, it may be time to consider replacement. The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners replace their HVAC system every 10 to 15 years. It is often difficult for an aging system to keep up with your heating and cooling needs, especially during extreme temperatures.
An older system is often not as efficient as it once was. A system that is working too hard is wasting your energy dollars. As your system ages, you may be needing to have frequent repairs done, this too can be quite costly. The major components often begin to break down at the 10 year mark. Sometimes, if the repairs are really adding up, it makes good financial sense to replace the entire system versus constant repairs.
A Loud or Noisy System
The sounds of your system running should not disrupt your time at home. A well functioning unit will have a soft hum or purr as it runs. When your system is loud or noisy, this may be a warning sign that it is not running properly. When a system is not running properly, it often means it is wasting energy trying to do its job.
Elevated Energy Bills
Have you noticed a marked increase in your energy bills? We all know that the cost of energy is rising. But, if you notice a rise in your costs that do not seem to be related to your power company raising rates, you should consider having your unit looked at by a professional. An older machine may be less efficient, using more power than a newer, more energy efficient model would.
Have you noticed any of the previous issues with your heating/cooling unit? It might be time to contact a professional. Remember to always contact a licensed HVAC Professional for all of your heating/cooling system needs. Contact Ardmore Fresh Air to have your current system evaluated, and to help you decide if it is time to replace your current HVAC system today.