When Should I Upgrade My HVAC Unit?

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When Should I Upgrade My HVAC Unit?

When it comes to the cold wintertime, you want to have a great working HVAC system that keeps your family warm. HVAC systems are a large investment. You want to get annual maintenance performed on your system to prolong its lifespan. But, HVAC systems don't last forever. If you have any of these signs, it's time to upgrade before you experience a complete breakdown.

Your System is Over 12 Years Old

Most furnaces have a lifespan of between 15 to 20 years. This is assuming that they receive regular maintenance. The Department of Energy says that the efficiency of a furnace decreases after 10 years. If your system is 12 years or older, it's time to upgrade with one of our experienced HVAC professionals.

It Requires Constant Repairs

Another sign that it's time for a new HVAC system is that you're always fixing your existing system. When your system nears the end of its lifespan, its internal parts will start failing one by one. If you find yourself needing repairs every year, then it's a sign that you should consider an upgrade.

Unable to Maintain an Adequate Temperature

As your HVAC system starts to near the end of its lifespan, it will be less efficient. You'll start to notice that your system is no longer able to keep up with your heating and cooling demands. You may find that your system continues to run non-stop yet your home never seems to get warm enough.

The Best Times to Upgrade

There are two main times of the year that are ideal for upgrading your existing HVAC system. These include the spring and fall months. During spring, many HVAC system providers are trying to get rid of the prior year's inventory. This means stark discounts for you. In the fall, many HVAC manufacturers offer large discounts on their new systems. This is to encourage you to install their brand. Apart from cashing in on some great discounts, you'll also enjoy scheduling flexibility. You can schedule an upgrade when you don't need to be running your system. This means your family won't have to go without heat on a cold winter day while your system is getting replaced.

Call Us Today

If you're experiencing the signs of a failing HVAC unit, then it's time to give us a call. Let our helpful HVAC professionals assist you in getting an upgrade. We want you and your family to be comfortable at home, no matter what season of the year it is.

 
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