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3 Reasons You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

July 3, 2018

There is no bigger nightmare than living in Raleigh, North Carolina, without your HVAC on the hottest day of the summer. Don’t let that happen to you. Your HVAC system will give you signs that it is time to think about replacing your system.

Your HVAC’s Age

How old is your system? Did it come brand new in your home 15 years ago? The Department of Energy recommends replacing your system when it is ten years old. It is better to be proactive than reactive. If your HVAC system is older than ten years old, have it evaluated and see if a new system is in your near future.

High Repair Cost

Are you continually repairing your current system, and now it’s on the outs again? Think about how often you are patching the system and calculate its expense. A good rule of thumb is to replace your system when the cost is more than half the cost of a new system.

Your AC is Blowing Warm Air

If you can’t tell the difference between the hot air outside and the cool air inside, then your AC may be on its way out. If your system is not cooling your home efficiently, both your energy bill and the temperature in your home will rise as it gets warmer outside. This may be a sign that your unit is not powerful enough to cool your house efficiently and that may be a sign that it’s time for a new unit.

Costly Energy Bills

Has your energy suddenly increased for no apparent reason? As your HVAC unit ages, it becomes less efficient. A well-maintained system may have a higher shelf life, but it will still need replacing. A new, more efficient unit will pay for itself by lowering your energy bill.

If your HVAC system is showing signs that it may need replacement, let us help you. Schedule an appointment today for our experts to come and evaluate your system. At Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical Company, Inc., we will help you find the systems that fit your goals and budget.

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