When Is It Time for New Heating or Cooling Equipment?
How do you know when it’s time to replace your heating and cooling equipment? This is a typical question that most homeowners ask. Below are a variety of factors and warning signs that can help you answer this question.
- The Age of Your Equipment: According to the Department of Energy, EPA’s joint Energy Star program, you should consider replacing a heat pump or air conditioner that is more than 10 years old. Similarly, you should consider replacing a furnace or broiler that is 15 years or older.
- Frequent Repairs and Higher Energy Bills: You may notice your cooling or heating equipment may have become less efficient. Upgrading to new equipment will lessen the need for recurring repairs. Also the new high-efficiency units will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Uneven Heating or Cooling in a Residence: This could be caused by improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation. This is a common sign that something is wrong with your heating and cooling system.
- A Noisy Heating or Cooling System: You could have an undersized duct system or problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.
If you notice any of these signs, call a technician today to see if your heating and cooling equipment could use an upgrade. We would be glad to perform repairs or provide a free estimate for the cost of a new system.