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Mar 03, 2016
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
When Should I Start Considering Replacement If My Home’s HVAC System Is Older than 10 Years?
How can I tell if the product upgrade benefits are worth the price?
When you're considering replacing a household mechanical system like your HVAC, especially if it's older than ten years, you want to know what the product upgrade benefits are before you spend your hard-earned money. Do you really need a new system? That's the important question. Understanding when and why you should consider replacement can help.
How Old is Old?
When it comes to HVAC systems, anything over ten years is an older unit. Because of the advances in heating and cooling technology over the last ten years, your older furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner are outdated. Newer models are not only going to be more effective, but they're going to be considerably more efficient.
If you’re on the fence about a new unit, take a look at your utility bills and talk to an HVAC tech about your old system, and then consider the energy efficiency. If you’re spending more than you should on your utility bills every month, it might be time to look at upgrading your heating and cooling system so you can use less energy.
Spending Money on Repairs?
If you’re spending money on repairs for your heating and cooling system, it could mean it’s got one foot in the grave. An older unit that constantly needs repair isn’t doing you any good. It’s not going to be keeping consistent temperatures, it’s going to wear out faster, and it’s going to cost you more money over time than a new unit.
There are a few ways to tell if you need to replace your HVAC system, especially if it's older than ten years. To find out more about the product upgrade benefits of a new heating and cooling system, talk to the pros at your local McCall’s dealer.