Your HVAC system is the most expensive appliance which your home’s comfort lies in. It keeps you warm in the cold Los Angeles winters and rather cool in the extremely hot summers. If only it could last forever. However the time will come when old HVAC systems need replacement. How do you know when it’s time to replace HVAC system? Why should you replace HVAC system?
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15 to 20 years, however they tend to get less efficient as these systems age. Consider replacing it with a more energy-effective unit if your HVAC is over 10 years old. Choose one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. These units are of high-efficiency and can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. Repairing an older system doesn’t guarantee its life extension. Moreover it gets more costly.
Whenever your HVAC system seems to be steadily declining and requiring frequent repairs you need to take measures. You’re constantly replacing parts or the same problems keep arising, so it may be time to replace your HVAC system. Repair is probably becoming less efficient if a system is too old. And your energy bills will start getting more expensive if you didn’t notice it yet.
If your heat exchanger, compressor, or motor fail, replacing these with new components could cost several thousand dollars including labor fees. If your system has a major breakdown or needs a major repair, the better option is to simply replace the HVAC system.
Whenever you notice some rooms in your house are too hot and at the same time other rooms are too cold you may have a problem with your HVAC system. The same problem can be if your home never gets warm or cold enough. It could be unsuitably installed, or it could be the wrong size. It might be best to replace your old system with a new more effective system rather than deal with years of discomfort down the road if your system is already nearing 10 years of age.
No doubt loud noises is a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment. Your Jupiter Air Conditioning and Heating experts can help you decide whether this is a fixable problem or you should decide to replace your older HVAC system.
It may be a sign for replacing if it seems like your HVAC is running more than usual. A heating unit that is constantly running is going to be the biggest energy user in your home. Be sure to keep an eye on how often it runs.
Older furnaces are at risk of getting cracks in their heat exchangers. It can permit carbon monoxide to leak into your home. There’s a higher chance of corrosion causing a crack to form as the system gets older. A carbon monoxide detector is the only way to tell if your system has a leak.
Older HVAC systems are more likely to short out. Therefore this could cause your heater quitting in the cold winters or worse, an electrical fire. Tuneups on regular bases are important to stop this from happening and extend the life of your HVAC system. It’s a good idea to upgrade HVAC system to play it safe after 10 years of age.
It is a good time to start thinking about a new system. However just because your HVAC system reaches 10 years of age doesn’t mean you need to run out and replace HVAC system right away. It’s a good idea to get regular tuneups to keep energy bills low and extend the life of your system at any age. We are here and we know how important it is to have a safe, efficient, and fully working HVAC system. Give us a call to talk about our regular maintenance services or a new HVAC system when the time comes.