3 Top Signs You Need an HVAC Replacement

Extreme temperatures in Gilbert, AZ, mean that your HVAC system works hard to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. Regular maintenance prevents a lot of heating and cooling issues, but there will come a time when you’ll need a new system. Consider these three signs that you need an HVAC replacement.

Frequent Repairs

The lifespan of a furnace or central air conditioner is 15 to 20 years. Heat pumps have lifespans of about 12 years. Once your HVAC system reaches its life expectancy, critical parts will wear out or fail. You might replace the capacitor or fan one month only to have the motor or coil fail the next month. Frequent, costly repairs are a clear sign you need a heating and air conditioning replacement.

Increasing Electricity Bills

Review your electricity bills. Look at this month’s bill and last year’s bill from the same month. If you haven’t changed the thermostat, purchased a big new television, or done anything unusual, the increase in utility bills could be due to an inefficient, old HVAC system. According to the Department of Energy, new air conditioning standards mean that all new air conditioners are at least 15% more efficient than those made before 2015.

Poor Indoor Comfort

As an HVAC system ages, it becomes less efficient at keeping your home comfortable. You may notice that not enough air blows from the vents. If replacing the air filter doesn’t solve the problem, you may need a new HVAC installation. Aging air conditioners do a poor job at humidity control. You may notice too much moisture in your home, which can lead to discomfort and worsen allergy symptoms. Aging HVAC systems also contribute to poor indoor air quality. If you’re having more nasal congestion, sneezing, or coughing, it could be time for a new heating and cooling system.

For more information about whether you need an HVAC replacement, look at Affirmative Air’s HVAC installation services, or call us today.

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