An effective HVAC system is key to a comfortable home. It keeps our homes in Annapolis, Maryland warm in the cold winters and cool in the hot summers. Although you may wish for your HVAC system to last forever, there comes a time when you need to replace or upgrade your old HVAC system. Spring is a great time to replace your HVAC system before the hot summer heat hits. Here seven reasons to upgrade to a new HVAC system:
Your HVAC System is Getting Old
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15 to 20 years. If your current HVAC system is older than 10 years, consider replacing it with a more modern and energy-efficient unit. An HVAC system that carries an ENERGY STAR label can save you up to 20 percent on energy costs. The older a system gets, the more maintenance it requires. The higher the risk of requiring HVAC repairs, too.
Your Home Doesn’t Feel Comfortable
Are you having difficulty in maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home? Are some rooms too hot while others are never warm or cool enough? This could mean that there’s a problem with your HVAC system. It could be the wrong size or was wrongly installed. If your unit is close to 10 years old, the best option may be to replace instead of repair it.
Your HVAC System is Noisy
Loud noises can indicate a problem with the indoor coil of your unit or other problems. Don’t try to repair or replace any parts yourself. A trained professional service technician can take a closer look. As a result, you’ll get a better idea of whether it’s time to upgrade to a new HVAC system.
Your HVAC System Needs Frequent Repairs
If your HVAC system constantly requires new parts, it could be time to replace it. Frequent repairs can quickly add up. An older unit that keeps needing repairs becomes less efficient. As a result, you’ll spend more money on repairs and energy bills. Spend that on a new system instead.
Your Energy Bills are High
The older your HVAC system becomes, the more energy it’ll need to keep your home warm or cool. This can result in high heating and cooling bills. If you’ve noticed that your bills are slowly increasing, call one of our specialists to check your unit. They may find that an inexpensive repair can fix the efficiency issue, or they may recommend that it’s time to replace your HVAC system.
You Don’t Have a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set the temperature of your home according to the time of day. As a result, it helps you reduce your energy bill. If your current HVAC system allows for the use of a programmable thermostat, it’s a good idea to upgrade as soon as possible. If your system doesn’t allow for the use of a programmable thermostat, maybe it’s time to upgrade the whole system.
You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC system is necessary to heat and cool your home. But in addition to that, it also plays a role in cleaning the air in your home. If your current system produces poor levels of filtration and ventilation, it’s a good reason to upgrade.
Some HVAC systems come with special features to filter allergens such as pet dander and dust. This is very beneficial if someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies. Good air quality enhances the comfort of your home. Some units have a pre-installed air-purifying and air-cleaning system, which will further enhance the air quality in your home.
Are you thinking about upgrading to a new HVAC system? Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. is here to help. Contact us at 410-919-0110 today.
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