No one wants to be in a position of needing a new HVAC system. Not only are they a costly investment, but the installation process does take some time. However, there are some warning signs that indicate that it’s time to opt for a new HVAC system for your Phenix City, AL, home.
Age: More Than Just a Number
According to Energy Star, you should start planning to replace your HVAC system if it’s more than 10 years old. While that may seem premature, it’s worth noting that energy efficiency has come a long way in the last decade. If you installed your system before 2011, consider upgrading to a new, more energy-efficient model.
Increasing Energy Bills
Speaking of energy efficiency, you can get a good idea about the overall health of your HVAC system by looking at your monthly utility bills. Even during the hottest parts of the year, your monthly electric bill should be within a few dollars of your average monthly payment. If you notice a sharp spike in your electric bill, it could be time to consider a new system.
More Frequent Repairs
Finally, you can take a look at the frequency (and the cost) of your HVAC repairs and determine whether it’s time for a new system installation. While you may want to delay installing a new system because of the cost, frequent repairs are often more costly. If your annual repair costs are more than one-half the price of a new HVAC system, installing a new system is a wise investment.
If you’re on the fence about installing a new HVAC system, let one of our service technicians help you make an informed decision. Call Sensigreen today to find out more about new HVAC system installation and ask about the rest of our heating and cooling services.
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