Now that spring is here, you may be breathing a sigh of relief at the realization that your older furnace survived another Tyrone, GA, winter. Your respite may be brief, however, as hot summer days lurk just around the corner, waiting to tax your air conditioner. Let’s take a look at some ways to determine when you should replace your older HVAC system.
1. Climbing Utility Bills
Utility bills will fluctuate based upon energy costs and weather, but if you’re noticing a steady increase in costs that’s difficult to explain away, it’s most likely due to reduced system efficiency. Escalating utility costs may mean it’s time to consider installing a new HVAC system.
2. Age of Your HVAC System
While many variables affect system longevity, the average system lasts 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The agency notes that you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling costs by replacing it with a newer. more efficient model even if it’s only 10 years old. This means it’s a good idea to begin discussing replacement options once your system enters its second decade.
3. Uneven Heating and Cooling
If you have rooms that are hot and others that are cool, it may be time to consider upgrading your system. This can happen because of a system that’s the wrong size for the house, causing the system to reach the target temperature too quickly, leading to excess humidity that causes some areas to feel warmer than others.
Another cause of uneven heating and cooling is problems with the ductwork. Improperly sized ductwork will hinder your system’s ability to provide conditioned air throughout your home. Damaged or leaky ductwork may also cause uneven heating and cooling by leaking conditioned air into the attic, crawl spaces and basements.
With all the potential reasons to consider replacing your HVAC system, you need to partner with someone who understands today’s modern equipment and installation techniques. Call us today at Trinity Air Inc Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss a new system installation or any other HVAC services you may need for your Tyrone, GA, home.
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