Your HVAC system is among the most significant investments in your Fernandina Beach, FL, home. However, like every appliance, it doesn’t last forever and eventually needs replacement. Below are some of the signs that you need to replace your current HVAC unit.
Increased Energy Bills
If you notice your monthly energy bills rapidly increasing, it could be due to your HVAC unit. As the system ages, it becomes less energy efficient and uses more power to provide the desired comfort. If you haven’t added any electric appliances to your home and yet the bills keep increasing, your system is likely the problem.
Compare last year’s bills against current bills for the same season, and if the difference is significantly high, it’s time to replace your old HVAC unit. Take advantage of this spring season to call your HVAC contractor and install a new AC unit before the summer heat arrives.
Frequent Need for Repairs
Your HVAC system may require component repairs and replacement from time to time. However, you shouldn’t need too many repairs in a single year. When faced with expensive repairs, you’ll need to weigh the cost of repairs against the cost of getting a new unit.
If the system experiences frequent breakdowns, the cost of repairing it may equal or surpass the price of a new unit. Before the summer heat comes, it may pay off to invest in an entirely new system.
HVAC Unit is 10 Years Old or More
The HVAC system has an average lifespan of 15 years. Although your HVAC system is durable, the system components may deteriorate after a decade due to wear and tear. If your system is over 10 years old, it’s not only outdated but may start to increase your utility bills.
When your system gets old, you may notice that it no longer provides the desired comfort levels. Old systems take longer to provide the set temperatures due to a damaged coil or blower motor. Older systems also use a lot of energy.
If your system experiences some of the problems indicated above, it’s time to replace it. Old systems not only consume a lot of energy but are likely to fail during the hot summer when you need them most. For more information about HVAC installation, contact the team at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating.
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