Certain home items are easy to replace. And you might do so with regularity.
Your HVAC system isn’t one of them. In fact, if your HVAC system is several years old, there’s a good chance you don’t know much about what type of HVAC technology is currently on the market. Outside of simple repairs from time to time, or looking for new air filters at the start of each season, you might not even know what you currently have installed.
What’s more, you might not think much about new systems until you start having major repairs on a more frequent basis. Suddenly, your HVAC technician suggests it might be time for an HVAC upgrade.
Now what? Like every system within your home, it will only last for so long. That’s your first warning sign. Age is a factor when it comes to replacing all three components of your HVAC system: the furnace, air conditioner, and ventilation system.
Most HVAC systems last anywhere between 15 to 18 years. Different components may need replacement at different times. Ductwork, for example, is designed to last for many years – but don’t think it’ll last for decades. Eventually, even your ductwork will need repairs and replacement to continue operating the way it should.
HVAC technicians might talk about retrofit. In some situations, an HVAC professional can replace existing parts with newer components to make it more effective and give the system a longer life. The key should lie with both comfort and energy savings. If you are consistently cold in the winter (warm in the summer) and you find your utility bill rising without explanation, it’s time to consider new equipment.
The best way to ensure your HVAC system is working at its best is to have a reputable HVAC company maintain the equipment throughout its life. Don’t wait for problems to shut your system down. Instead, rely on a professional to provide seasonal maintenance to ensure it’s operating at its best.
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