Everyone knows that upgrading major appliances can be incredibly beneficial to your home. New washers and dryers are great for saving water and energy, and a new fridge can add form and function to a kitchen. But when it comes to HVAC systems, where it’s mostly function, and the lifespan can vary considerably, the timeline on upgrading these systems can seem a bit mysterious. And, since these purchases can be quite a bit costlier than a new washing machine, it’s good to know when is the best time to invest in such a major purchase. So, how do you know if your HVAC system is too old?
Even if your HVAC system is running, it may not actually be adding much benefit to your home. From wasted money to polluted air, there are several reasons you may want to consider replacing your current HVAC system.
When you’re considering improving your Corona, California area home, keep these things in mind:
The Age of the Unit
First and foremost, consider how old the unit is, and how often it has been operated over its lifetime. Energy Star recommends the following guidelines for replacing your HVAC system based on age alone. Heat pumps and air conditioners over 10 years old, and furnaces over 15 years old should be replaced with an upgraded energy efficient model. These upgraded units not only save energy, they can save you up to 20% on your cooling and heating bills.
Does your HVAC system make loud noises when it clicks on? This could be due to several reasons, but overall, your HVAC system shouldn’t be making any overly annoying sounds while running. If you notice your system making loud noises, then you’ll want to have an inspection to see if the unit is repairable, or would be better off replaced.
High Energy Bills
Speaking of energy bills, if you notice that your heating and cooling bills have been on the rise over the past couple of years, this may be a sign that your HVAC system needs replaced. If you observe uneven temperatures throughout different areas of your home, or if your system seems to shut off prematurely forcing you to run it more often, then it might be wise to consider an upgrade.
When it comes to HVAC systems, there is a point of diminishing return. If you’re finding yourself calling an HVAC technician to repair your system every year, then it may be smart to consider replacing your unit entirely. An upgraded system will save you money on frequent repairs, and the system will be far more reliable.
If any of the above sounds familiar to you, and you’ve been considering replacing your HVAC system, give us a call. We’re happy to help you find the best energy efficient heating and cooling option for your home, that also fits your budget.
We’ve been proudly serving residents of the Corona, California area for over 30 years, so you can rest assured we’ll provide you with reliable and trustworthy service that fits your home comfort needs. Call us today to learn more at 951-356-4224, or visit our services page.