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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

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HVAC contractor Deciding to replace your HVAC system is a major decision. It requires money, time, and, depending on the type of HVAC system you have, it may inconvenience you. However, it’s simply a part of being a homeowner that eventually it will need to be replaced. At AC-World we’re always happy to consult with you on your specific system but the following guidelines will give you an idea of when it may be time to replace your current system.

You’ve had your system for 15 years

Most decent HVAC systems should last about 15 years. However, if your system is from a lower quality brand, or if you live in an area where your air conditioning and / or heating is running virtually every day of the year, then it may need to be replaced as quickly as 7 years after it was purchased.

You call for repairs on a regular basis

If you’ve had to call for repairs more than twice in the last 12 months then it’s likely time to invest in a new heating and air conditioning unit. If it’s making weird noises, and the repair person can’t seem to figure out what the problem is, then it’s likely an issue that requires replacement rather than repair.

Your utilities are suddenly higher than they used to be – or you simply want lower bills

If you’ve noticed a spike in your heating and cooling costs in the last year or two then it’s likely a result of your unit getting older and becoming less efficient. Likewise, even if your bills remain steady, but are simply much higher than you’d like them to be, then it may be time to upgrade. Today’s models are much more energy efficient than models that came out just a few years ago.

You want to take advantage of new technologies and innovations

Ductless air conditioning and heating aren’t necessarily new technologies, but they are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you want the virtually silent, much more energy efficient, and easily adjustable mini-split ductless unit, then it’s always a good time to replace your current system. One of the biggest advantages is that, unlike central air, a ductless system allows you to set one temperature in one room and a different temperature in other rooms.

To learn more about the latest options in heating and cooling, reach out to AC World today. We’re here to help you find the right unit for your needs.