The new year gives us time to reflect on both the past and the future, and see how we can improve our current standing. Your HVAC system isn’t typically one of the things you think about when considering ways to improve your life during the new year, but if your system is old and outdated, it should be top of mind. A new system has a litany of benefits for homeowners that range from energy use and comfort, to indoor air quality and health.
In this blog, we will discuss the signs that indicate it is time for you to invest in a new HVAC system this year. We hope that after reading this blog, you will have the knowledge to spot these signs and confidence to take steps toward a more comfortable and more efficient 2017.
It’s An Antique
The lifetime of an HVAC system varies depending on the system itself; furnaces typically live longer than most other systems. That said, nothing lasts forever, and you could very well have an outdated heating or cooling unit keeping you comfortable. If you moved into a home with an HVAC system or if you can’t remember when your last system was installed, find out soon.
Knowing the age of your HVAC system is incredibly helpful when it comes to understanding how your unit should operate. An old system will struggle where a new one will thrive, and the older the unit gets, the more repairs there will be. If your system is past its expiration date, don’t prolong its inefficiency; purchase a new one and start saving today.
Repairs Are Frequent
One of the things that you will notice as your system ages is how many repairs you need. They could be minor or major, either way, if repairs are a frequent part of your HVAC system’s life, it’s time to consider a new unit. Constant HVAC repairs can become a major headache for which there is little relief.
Purchasing a new system can alleviate that headache and restore peace of mind to homeowners. By updating to a new system, won’t have to worry if your HVAC will shut down when you need it the most, and you can stop paying those pesky repair bills.
If You’re Selling Your Home Soon
A great way to improve the value of your home is to purchase a new, efficient, HVAC system. An HVAC unit is a vital part of the home, and if yours is brand new, the value of the home will increase significantly. Potential homebuyers will see the new HVAC unit and cross it off the list of priorities.
Don’t let a potential buyer hesitate to purchase your home because of a rusty old HVAC system; invest in your home’s value today!’
Improper Installation or Size
The beginning of an HVAC system’s life is widely considered to be the most important. When purchasing a new unit, it is important that you find one that fits your home’s needs. That may sound silly, but it’s true; an HVAC unit must fit the needs of your home. Before installing a new HVAC unit, we conduct different heating and cooling calculations to find the perfect match between your home and a new system.
If the HVAC system is ‘too small’ for your house, it means it lacks the capacity to heat or cool your home in its entirety. If it is ‘too big’ for the home, it means your HVAC will work more than it should to meet your needs, resulting in a lot of wasted energy. Either situation is a major issue that will lead to problems down the road, if not in the immediate future. If your HVAC unit is improperly sized or installed, you should consider a replacement immediately.
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Don’t go through 2017 with an HVAC system that can’t cut it anymore; take the time to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the new year. The benefits of a new HVAC system are significant and numerous. They can relieve headaches, reduce your energy bill, and most of all, make your life easier. If you’re looking for a way to significantly improve your life this year, look to a new HVAC system to get the job done!