It’s best to replace an ailing HVAC unit before it dies on its own. You’ll have time to shop for the best replacement option at the most affordable price and you’ll avoid the inconvenience of the unit going out in the middle of the night on a long holiday weekend.

Although replacing an HVAC system in your Santa Teresa, NM home isn’t cheap, it can pay for itself over time with lower monthly energy costs. Here’s how to know that your HVAC unit may be on the outs.

1. Escalating Energy Bills

HVAC components lose efficiency as they age, and that causes utility bills to rise. The good news is that energy bills can decrease substantially when you replace the unit. You might even be able to get a replacement system that comes with a factory rebate or a dealer special.

2. Aging HVAC Components

Well-maintained furnaces can last for 20-25 years; air conditioners and heat pumps can last for 10-15 years. The more dedicated the maintenance, the longer the unit will last, whereas, with poor maintenance, it might not even last an average lifespan. If your HVAC is old, it’s time to think about replacement.

3. Diminishing Indoor Comfort

Does your HVAC still keep you comfortable? Older heating and cooling systems become less effective with age. There’s no point in hanging on to a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner that’s not getting the job done. A new system will do a better job, and it will cost less to operate in the bargain.

4. Increasingly Frequent Repairs

As HVAC systems age, their parts wear out. At some point, you’ll have to replace parts just to keep the unit up and running. If repairs are frequent and becoming costly, it’s best to replace an old unit with a new one instead of repairing it.

To learn more about HVAC replacement or to schedule a free HVAC replacement consultation, call Kings Aire today!