When it comes to a new residential HVAC installation, timing is everything. If you’re like most Greeley, CO homeowners, you don’t want to replace your furnace or air conditioner prematurely, but you don’t want to wait for a catastrophic breakdown either. At A to Z Heating & Cooling, our heating and AC professionals provide personalized recommendations based on the following considerations.
HVAC Equipment Replacement Age
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the average HVAC system lasts about 15 years. The exact lifespan of your heating and cooling equipment depends on a variety of factors, including the unit’s maintenance history. However, efficiency, reliability and ownership costs also play a role in determining the best time for a replacement.
Rising Repair Bills
Equippment that’s nearing the end of its service life can inflate your ownership costs and interrupt your busy schedule. Older equipment is more likely to require major repairs, and small problems may crop up one after another. If your air conditioner is 10 years old, experts recommend spending no more than $500 on a single repair.
If you’re tired of frequent breakdowns or worry every time your air conditioner starts, it’s time to think about a new installation. Planned replacements can help you avoid unnecessary stress while giving you more time to compare your options.
Maintenance prevents efficiency losses that increase your energy use over time, but older HVAC systems cannot compete with the latest variable-speed technology. Top-of-the-line furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners can cut your heating and cooling bills in half while reducing temperature swings and providing more consistent comfort.
Replacing an outdated heater or air conditioner is an excellent way to upgrade your home and lower your monthly utility bills. If you’re interested in a residential HVAC installation, schedule a free consultation with our heating and AC professionals. Additional information about our services and selection of Daikin equipment is available online.