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Signs It’s Time For An AC Upgrade

Is your HVAC system feeling a bit outdated? Life gets busy, and it’s easy to overlook, but neglecting it could end up costing you more. If you’re seeing signs that your old system isn’t cutting it anymore, it might be time to consider an upgrade.

Your furnace is noisy
If your furnace is making too much noise despite regular maintenance, it may be time for an upgrade. A noisy fan is an inefficient fan that can fail at any time. This is a clear sign that your furnace has outlived its usefulness, and it’s time for a new one. You’ll immediately benefit from a system that operates more quietly and efficiently.

You have cold or hot spots in your house
Cold spots in your home may indicate a malfunctioning fan or struggling burners. Similarly, hot areas in the summer might be caused by an air conditioner that can’t keep up. With upgraded equipment, you can regain whole-house temperature control.

You have to wait long to reach your desired temperature
A furnace nearing the end of its life will struggle to keep up, and an aging air conditioner will have the same issue. Besides being noisy, you’ll find yourself shivering or sweating while your HVAC system tries to catch up. If it takes longer than usual to reach your desired temperature, it’s time for an upgrade.

Your energy bills are climbing
Speaking of efficiency, the less efficient your system is, the more you have to pay for the same output. It will consume more electricity and more gas just to keep your home at the same temperature as a newer system using less energy. Do yourself a favor and let go of the energy-consuming HVAC equipment. Save money and the environment with a new, more efficient system.

Repairs are more frequent (and more expensive)
You might think you’re saving money by holding on to old equipment. But the cost of repairs can add up quickly. If you find the cost and frequency of repairs increasing, it’s time to consider an upgrade.

Your equipment is old
Even if you’re not spending a whole lot on repairs (yet), older equipment is costing you. Lower efficiency costs you money, and the risk of a sudden breakdown costs you peace of mind. You also run the risk of safety issues if your burners start producing more carbon monoxide or your condensing unit starts leaking refrigerant.

Protect your family by knowing when it’s time to ditch old equipment. If you need to talk to someone about upgrading your HVAC equipment, give us a call. We can help you make the right decision.

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