As you well know, having a reliable air conditioning system in your home is a must, especially when you’re living in Florida. Having proactive service completed is an effective way to prolong the life of your HVAC system. However, there will likely come a time that you’ll want to upgrade your HVAC system, and we wanted to share 4 signs that an upgrade should be considered:
The typical HVAC system will begin experiencing some performance issues once the 10-year mark comes along. While you can probably get 15 to 20 years out of the average cooling system, the amount of repairs needed to keep the system in operation can be considerable. Therefore, once your HVAC system reaches the 10-year mark, you should consider whether you want to shell out cash for repairs or go ahead an upgrade to a new and efficient system.
2. Your energy bills are increasing.
Ultimately, the efficiency of your air conditioning unit will decline over time, resulting in an increase to your electric bill. If you notice that your energy usage is increasing year over year, this may be due to your aging HVAC system.
It’s important to note that today’s HVAC systems use between 30 and 50 percent less energy than those systems that were on the market just 10 years ago. While the cost of upgrading your system may be a tough pill to swallow now, you’ll likely recoup much of this cost through lower energy bills in just the first few months of the new system’s operation.
3. You’re not satisfied with the performance of your HVAC system.
You may notice that certain areas of your home are not cooling like they used to. This could be a sign that your system simply needs a cleaning or routine service. However, this poor performance could also be a result of a system that has not been properly sized for the area being cooled. Upgrading to a new system could solve this issue, assuming that the new system has been adequately sized for your space.
4. You have limited control of your HVAC system.
New HVAC systems today offer an enormous amount of capabilities to improve the comfort of your home. In addition to programmable thermostats, some systems such as ductless systems offer the ability to individually cool rooms throughout your home. Contact your Port Orange HVAC service professional to learn more about the available options for increased comfort control from your system.
If you find that you’re experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to upgrade your HVAC system. In addition to answering any of your questions regarding an HVAC system upgrade, we can offer the highest quality products and services for all of your Port Orange, Florida home’s heating and cooling needs. Please contact us today to learn more.