6 Signs You Should Consider Replacing Your Old System

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is there ever a right time to spend money? It is often difficult to pull the trigger on a new purchase, especially when something appears to be working. However, when it comes to your heating and cooling system, there are some definite signs that the end is near. To avoid an anxiety- filled situation, it is necessary to be on the lookout for warning signs.

1. Frequent Repairs – Repair costs on an older unit can add up quickly. If you find yourself sinking hundreds of dollars into your furnace or air conditioner each year, it is time to look at replacement. A newer unit is going to come with a great warranty and have much newer components that won’t continually fail. Keep an eye on your yearly repair costs to avoid wasted dollars.

2. Carbon Monoxide Leaks – The most common failure in a gas furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger can leak harmful carbon monoxide into the home and is cause to immediately shut your furnace down. A cracked heat exchanger can only be detected by a trained professional with special tools. Given the danger this presents, it is extremely important to have your furnace tuned-up each year. If a crack in the heat exchanger is detected, it is time to replace.

3. Longer Run Times – Over time, the overall performance of your system will decline. This is usually apparent with longer run times of your furnace and/or air conditioner. A less efficient furnace and/or air conditioner will run for much longer than a much newer model.

4. Higher Utility Bills – With longer run times comes higher electric and gas bills. The longer your system runs the more energy you are consuming. A newer more efficient unit is able to heat and cool your home in the most efficient manner possible, thus saving you money on your monthly bills.

5. Poor Indoor Air Quality – If your home has an older system, you may see drastic spikes in humidity and increased dust in the home. Older systems and older duct work will cause your home to be dry during the winter and humid in the summer. Newer systems are designed to control the humidity levels and make your home more comfortable. Newer systems also come with high efficiency air filtering systems that can help reduce the amount of dust, dirt and allergens in the home. Humidity levels and indoor air quality are things to monitor when trying to decide if you need to replace your system.

6. Age of Unit – If your system is over 10 years old or you are unsure of
the age, but it looks like a dinosaur…it may be time to replace. A trained professional should be able to give you the exact age of the equipment.
While some systems will last for more than 10 years, this is the cutoff that most professionals use as the time to start considering replacement.

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