We know that buying a new HVAC system is an expensive investment for our Riverside, CA neighbors. You probably are wanting to put off this replacement for as long as possible. We get that!
On the other hand, installing a new A/C can result in big savings on your energy bills. Spring is a good time to invest in a new air conditioner – before the hot, Southern California weather hits and your AC will be on all the time! So- how do you know it’s really time to replace your HVAC? Read on for answers…
1. Your HVAC is a Teenager
In Southern California, air conditioners can last as long as 20 years with proper maintenance. But if you haven’t been diligent with twice-a-year tune-ups, the life of your system could be cut in half or more. If your system is old, you are just waiting for it to break down for good.
Consider that when it does fail, you’ll likely want to replace your air conditioner as soon as possible – and when you’re in a time crunch, you may not have time to research system types, contractors, or pricing. By replacing your system before it breaks down from old age, you can purchase a new air conditioner that meets your needs. Our recommendation? Once your heating and cooling system turns 8 years old, start keeping an eye on HVAC promotions for replacements.
2. Sky-High Energy Bills
If your utility bills are unreasonably high – or if you’ve noticed the summer bills keep getting more expensive- consider replacing your air conditioner. Every year there are new systems available with higher efficiency. Consider that your aging systems will continuously lose efficiency as internal parts wear down. A new energy-efficient HVAC system will immediately lower utility bills. Your savings on your utility bills over time will payback on your investment.
3. Your Air Conditioner Requires Regular Repairs
If your HVAC contractor is making regular visits to your Riverside home for HVAC repair – more than once or twice a year – you need to get a new HVAC. At that regularity, the repair is only delaying the inevitable. Instead of spending money on repairs, and dealing with inconvenience of a broken AC, you could invest that money into a new system. Not only will your new system be much more reliable, you’ll also benefit from lower energy bills.
4. It’s Not Comfortable
A number of common heating or air conditioning problems can mean that it’s time to install a new HVAC. If your system is not cooling or heating fast enough -or not ever reaching your desired temperature – it’s probably time to replace. Other common issues that may indicate a replacement is in your future include hot and cold spots, noisiness, or humidity problems. Modern HVAC products have evolved to address all of these common comfort problems.
If you think it may be time for a replacement, call Sheldon’s Service today!