Not a lot of homeowners are in a rush to replace their air conditioning and heating system. Yet, we expect a lot from the equipment that keeps us comfortable in our homes.
When outside the temperatures regularly reach or approach triple digits, we depend on our equipment to work properly and keep our homes cool. Is your HVAC system trying to tell you something? Here are six signs to look for to know if it’s time for a HVAC replacement:
1. Uneven temperatures throughout your home.
If your home has some rooms that always feel much warmer or cooler than the rest of the house, this could be a sign that your aging system can no longer cool or heat your entire home.
2. Too much, or too little, humidity inside your home.
Oftentimes a failing system will result in damp indoor conditions when it’s hot outside, or extremely dry conditions indoors when it’s cold outside. So, if during the summer heat your home feels muggy inside, or if during the winter cold you notice a lot of static electricity around the house, your system may need be to be replaced.
3. Poor indoor air quality.
Ductwork that is part of an old HVAC system can leak, which results in dusty air from an attic or basement escaping into the main living areas of your home. This can lead to additional dust in your home and severely impact individuals with allergies or sensitivities to dust, pollen or pet dander, who are not able to breathe as well under these conditions.
4. Your system uses Freon.
If your equipment uses the refrigerant R-22 Freon, it may be time to consider getting a new system. There are two main reasons why a replacement makes sense. First, R-22 Freon is very expensive. Adding several pounds after getting a leak fixed can cost hundreds of dollars – just on one service call. Second, by 2020 the federal government is phasing out production of R-22 Freon, so its cost will only escalate until then. Newly-manufactured replacement units use more environmentally friendly refrigerants.
5. Frequent and/or high equipment repair bills.
Look at your maintenance and repair expenses. Are repairs to your system becoming more frequent? If so, it might be more cost effective to invest in a new system, to avoid spending money on old equipment that just continues to break down.
6. The equipment is over 10 years old.
Newer Energy-Star-rated systems are more efficient and can help save you money on your energy bills – sometimes up to 20 percent. Plus, when you have new equipment installed you can add features, such as a programmable thermostat, which will help increase your energy savings and comfort even more.
If your air conditioning and heating system is showing one of more of these signs, you may want to consider a HVAC replacement. We provide upfront pricing and will ensure your comfort, and our installation process, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us and we’ll provide a free in-home estimate on HVAC system replacement options that meet your needs.