As the weather transitions, it’s the perfect time to look at your furnace and air conditioner. But how do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to your trusty HVAC system and welcome a new one into your home?
Sign #1: Age Matters
Unlike fine wine, heating and cooling systems don’t get better with age. If your furnace or air conditioner is over 15 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. The older your system gets, the less efficient it becomes, which means you’re spending more money on energy bills. So, if your system is getting up there in years, it’s time to start thinking about retirement.
Sign #2: Repairs are More Frequent
If you find yourself calling for repairs more often than you call your mom, it’s time to start thinking about a new system. Constant repairs can signal that your system is on its last legs and not functioning as efficiently as it should. Not only is it costly to keep fixing your old system, but it needs to do its job of keeping your home comfortable.
Sign #3: Increased Energy Bills
If you’re seeing a rise in your energy bills, it could be a sign that your heating and cooling system is less efficient than it once was. A system working hard to keep your home comfortable will use more energy, which means a higher energy bill. So, if you’re paying more for less comfort, it might be time for a replacement.
BONUS! Sign #4: Uncomfortable Temperatures
If you’re feeling hot and cold simultaneously, it’s not just in your head. Suppose you need help keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. In that case, it’s a sign that your heating and cooling are not working as efficiently as they should (alternatively, it could be an issue with ductwork/airflow). If your home is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, it’s time to start thinking about a new system.
So, there you have it, the top signs that it’s time to replace your furnace or air conditioner. While it may not be the most exciting thing to think about, upgrading to a new system can save you money on energy bills and keep your home comfortable all year round. And remember, Sun is here to help with all your heating and cooling needs. Contact us today to schedule service, and we’ll help you as quickly as possible! Or give us a call: (248) 986-1506