When Should You Replace Your HVAC Equipment?
Typically, it’s best to replace your furnace or air conditioner when the cost to repair it approaches 30% of the total value of your heating or cooling system. And, depending on the age of your current system, new equipment can be 50% more efficient. With new equipment, the utility savings start paying you back immediately. Plus, you may avoid costly repair bills in the years ahead.
How Does Replacing a System Pay You Back?
Advancements in central heating and cooling technology are improving energy efficiency as much as 7% per year. As a result, replacing an older heat pump , air conditioner or furnace may be a smart move. Upgrading to a higher efficiency system can cut your heating and cooling bills in half, depending on the efficiency of your current system.
Comfort is a Consideration, Too
An uncomfortable home can be a sign of improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation. Dust, pollen and mold spores can invade your house from leaky ducts that pull dirty air from attics, crawl spaces and basements. Sealing your ducts may be a solution — as well as adding indoor air quality equipment. Either way, a properly installed system, ductwork, coils and filters can save money — and more importantly your health.