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When Should You Replace Your HVAC Equipment?

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Your HVAC system may be something in your household that you do not pay too much attention to. Due to the fact that it is not constantly in plain view, you may overlook the fact that your HVAC needs some repairs or even a full replacement!

How do you know when it is time to replace your heating system, air conditioning system, or both?

Sometimes, it is not necessary to replace the whole system. If you notice a specific problem or glitch, a simple repair or part replacement may be all you need for an otherwise well oiled and well kept machine. However, the issue (especially in older homes) is when your original homes appliances have not been replaced for years, and they reach a uniform “old age”. This might be stressful, especially when thinking about replacing more than one system at a time. Think about the following questions when considering how and what replacements will take place in your home:

  • How old is your system?

An easy to follow rule that is widely accepted as fact is that a system that has reached 15 years is likely to not be performing as well as it should be. It is also increasingly difficult to repair these systems with ease, because many of their parts are no longer available.

  • Is your monthly energy bill too high?

This is likely to be caused by an inefficient HVAC system. New, energy efficient models actually end up saving you money, in the form of your monthly energy bills.

  • Are you moving any time in the near future?

An updated and new HVAC system will do wonders to your resale value. Those seeking real estate will love the idea of not having to replace their air conditioning or heating system anytime in the near future, and will revel in the energy saving each month.