Raleigh, North Carolina heating and cooling equipment can be expensive, so you want to postpone replacement for as long as possible. On the other hand, a new system can save you money on energy costs right now. Here are five signs that your HVAC system will soon need replacement and why you might want to do that now instead of later:
1. Unreasonably High Energy Bills
If your utility bills are shooting skyward, consider HVAC replacement now. New systems get more efficient every year, but aging systems lose efficiency by the day, and it only gets worse over time. If you install an energy-efficient system, it can lower utility bills enough to pay off the replacement over time instead.
2. Aging Equipment
With proper maintenance, Raleigh heat pumps are good for about 15 years. Air conditioners and furnaces can last for up to 20 years. If your system is old, it can go out at any time, even if it’s still going strong. If you install a new unit now, you can get exactly what you want at the best possible price. If you wait, you’ll need an emergency HVAC installation, and you’ll have to take what you can get.
3. Frequent Costly Repairs
Making a reasonably-priced repair here and there can delay the inevitable system crash, but when those repairs start getting expensive and frequent, you’re just throwing money away. You could invest the same money in a replacement system and start saving on energy costs today.
4. Spotty Maintenance
Poorly maintained systems might last half as long as well-maintained HVAC. If your unit has been poorly maintained, you should replace it sooner rather than later. Poor maintenance also causes inefficient operation, so the unit is probably costing you way more than it should in energy bills.
5. Poor Performance
Older units lose their ability to keep you comfortable over time. Hot and cold spots, humidity problems, dry and dusty indoor air and indoor temperatures that don’t match the thermostat setting are common in older systems. If the unit no longer keeps you comfortable, it’s time to replace it.
To learn more about common HVAC issues, call Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. today!