Have you been crossing your fingers for years hoping that your heating system won’t fail? If so, you’re not alone. Most homeowners choose to wait until their heating system fails before replacing it.
What few actually know is that, a HVAC system’s average lifespan is 10 to 15 years. If you are hoping your 20 year old system is going to keep functioning for yet another winter, you’re rolling the dice when it comes to its continued usage.
Signs Your System Needs Replacement
Some of the earliest signs that your system is wearing out is a motor failure and refrigerant leaks. A heat exchanger on an older unit within a gas furnace often develops cracks or a compressor in the outdoor unit will short out. These are not inexpensive repairs!
When a pattern of repairs begins to happen, it’s time to start considering a new unit. And, a replacement can not only prevent you from having to deal with an unexpected system failure, it can help save you money each month on your utility bill.
Time For A New Unit
Today’s HVAC systems that are composed of both an air conditioning and a heating system have many new features that improve their energy efficiency. These include variable speed fans, two stage compressors, automatic temperature/humidity controls, and more.
Along with improving your home’s energy efficiency and eliminating the need for costly repairs, a new system can be installed with indoor air quality improvements that can be especially helpful if you or your family suffer from allergies, asthma, or other breathing difficulties. A high-efficiency air cleaner can remove dust, dander, and other airborne pollutants from your indoor air to create a healthier, more comfortable living environment.
If you’re ready to start looking for a new system, the smart place to start is with Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating. For over 40 years, we’ve been helping Phoenix area homeowners with the highest quality heating and air conditioning service and installation. Call us today to schedule an appointment.