If you’re considering replacing your heating and air conditioning system, make sure it’s for the right reasons. Some shady characters may want you to replace a perfectly good furnace or AC. We only suggest replacement for these four reasons:
Older gas furnaces are at risk of getting cracks in their heat exchangers, allowing carbon monoxide to leak into your home. The more years of use, the more likely corrosion has caused a crack to form. A carbon monoxide detector is one of the only ways to tell if you have a leak. In addition, any system over 12 years old is at risk for fuses shorting out and connection points getting weak. These electrical issues could, at minimum, cause your system to shut down or, worst case scenario, cause a fire. Regular tune-ups are extremely important to ensure your safety throughout the year.
Are some rooms in your house too hot or too cold throughout the year? This may be a problem caused by your current HVAC system. It may have been improperly installed or even be the wrong size for your home. If this is the case, schedule a FREE, no-obligation appointment with one of our Comfort Advisors. Our No Pressure Process ensures you’ll receive the perfect sized system, so you and your family won’t need to experience another season of discomfort.
Heating and air conditioning systems work overtime in extreme temperatures. Having an older system may leave you at a higher risk of an untimely breakdown when it’s struggling to keep up. These breakdowns can also add up to costly repairs over time. You can save time and money by investing in a new system. Some new units even include a parts and labor warranty of 10 years, giving you long-term peace of mind.
As much as half of the energy used in a home is from the heating and air conditioning system. Are you experiencing higher utility bills or inconsistent performance? Newer systems significantly reduce energy consumption compared to older ones, cutting your annual energy bill by more than $115* in some cases! Even utilizing something as simple as a programmable thermostat can save you big bucks annually.
In the end, having a heating and air conditioning system that is more than 12 years old doesn’t automatically mean that you need to replace. If someone tells you otherwise, and you’re not comfortable with their recommendation, call us at (757) 656-3023 to get a second opinion before you replace.