If you’ve had your HVAC system for a while, you might be unsure about whether it’s worth repairing. You don’t want to get stuck in a loop of fixing problem after problem, but you also don’t want to opt for a replacement when it’s too early. To figure out if it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system, here are some factors to look into.
How Old Is the System?
For air conditioners and heat pumps, the average life span is around 10 to 15 years. Furnaces tend to last about 15 to 20, but the level of use and amount of maintenance affect how well they age.
If your system is reaching these numbers, and you’ve been running into more issues than before, it could be time to replace it. On the other hand, if you haven’t been experiencing that many problems and have faithfully maintained the system, repairing may be the wiser option.
How Well Does It Perform?
When it comes to heating and cooling, a significant warning sign is a higher monthly cost. HVAC systems become less efficient as they age, and if your energy bills have been rising, a replacement could be in order. Newer systems also tend to have energy-saving features that make them worthwhile investments, especially if you plan to remain where you’re currently living.
Beyond that, if you’ve been noticing a lack of comfort compared to before, consider having a new system installed. There’s no point in maintaining and repairing an appliance that isn’t doing its job anymore.
Are you unsure if you need to repair or replace your HVAC system? Take your questions to the experts at Jon’s Plumbing & Heating. These HVAC contractors have been serving the people of Mount Vernon, OH, and the surrounding areas since 1998. For more information on how they can serve your heating and cooling needs, including with equipment from Armstrong Air®, call (740) 392-5667 or visit them online today.