Every year around this time, you hear an abundance of people say, “new year, new me,” so a lot of us invest in a new haircut, a new gym membership, or a new mantra of thinking. Well, how about investing in a new HVAC system? There are a few tell-tale signs you need a new HVAC system in the new year, so it’s important you recognize them before your unit breaks down.
Your Unit is Over 10 Years Old
It’s a simple fact — older HVAC units are not as energy efficient as newer ones. If your unit is older than 10 years, it won’t run as well and can use way more energy than it should. Upgrading to a newer, Energy Star-rated unit can save you money on your utility bills.
Your Parts are Falling Apart
While certain components are able to be repaired, if your primary motor, compressor, or coil is failing, you should definitely consider getting a new HVAC system. These repair costs can add up fast, making a replacement a more economical choice.
Your Unit is the Wrong Size
Not all HVAC systems work for every home — they need to be sized correctly. If your system is too small for your home, it will have to work harder to cool or heat it, raising your energy bill. If it’s too big, it ends up using more energy than necessary. Plus, if you’re doing any remodeling, your unit may have to be changed to accommodate new rooms.
Your Unit is Very Loud
It’s not uncommon for your HVAC system to make a few, quiet noises, but if it sounds like there’s a drumline practicing in it, you should consider investing in a new system. Too loud or aggressive of sounds can signal loose or broken parts, and any screeching is a definitely a bad sign.
Repair Costs are Killing Your Wallet
We’re all for performing maintenance and repairs on your unit, but after a certain point, all that money would be better spent on a new HVAC system entirely. While a new system costs more upfront, it will end up saving you more money in the long run.
If you need a new HVAC system, you need Ace Solves It All in your corner. For over two decades, we have been proudly serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding communities, and we live by our motto of “One Call Solves It All.” For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.