Despite your most diligent efforts in maintenance and repairs, the HVAC system in your Ballston Lake, NY home has a finite lifespan. Knowing when to replace your HVAC equipment rather than fix it could help you save. Fortunately, there are several signs that make it easy to determine your HVAC system’s needs.
The Age of Your Heating and Cooling Equipment
Some recent heater models have maximum life expectancies of up to 30 years. However, many heaters and air conditioners provide far less than three decades of reliable service. Most have lost half or more of their efficiency after just 10 years of service, and a number of these units fail within 15 to 20 years of installation. If your heater or air conditioner is 10 years old or older, you can expect an increasingly frequent need for repairs as time goes by. Worse still, the efficiency losses of aging HVAC equipment are often progressive until it’s replaced.
Your Cumulative Repair Costs
Take a minute to total up your HVAC repair bills for the last two to three years. You may be surprised to find that you’ve paid close to the amount of a heater or AC replacement. If your cumulative repair costs are already high and still mounting, it’s probably time to swap your equipment out.
Ongoing Increases in Your Home Energy Bills
Compare your current month’s energy bill with an energy bill from this time last year. If your charges are significantly higher but your household dynamics or HVAC use haven’t changed, getting new heating and cooling equipment is likely the most cost-effective choice.
A Substantial Decline in Your Indoor Air Quality
Aging central HVAC systems struggle to create uniform temperatures throughout homes. They also have an increasingly harder time regulating humidity and filtering the indoor air. Thus, in addition to hot and cold spots, you might have heavy, oppressive air, mold problems, and a noticeable decline in your indoor air quality (IAQ). Although tune-up service and essential repairs might help with your HVAC system’s performance, they’ll do little to alleviate the IAQ-related sniffling, sneezing, and coughing of building residents.
We help homeowners in Ballston Lake, NY, maintain safe, comfortable, and healthy living environments. We offer air purification, heater and air conditioner installation, maintenance, and repair services, and generators. We also provide plumbing, water heaters, and ductless AC. To schedule an appointment, contact Suburban Services Group today.