Is it Time for an HVAC System Replacement?
Living in a place like Southeastern NC, you know how widely temperatures can fluctuate throughout the year. You also know how critical it is to have a properly working HVAC system so you can keep your home cool or warm when you need it most. But how do you know when it’s time for a new Heating and Air Conditioning System? Well, we’ve rounded up some helpful questions to ask yourself before grabbing your wallet.
Is your system 10 years or older?
It’s a fact. Mechanical systems experience wear and tear as they age. While some issues can be repaired, there comes a time when your Wilmington NC HVAC system reaches the point of no return. Air conditioner repairs can add up. If your system is more than 10 years old and you’re experiencing more frequent and costly breakdowns, it’s a good indication it’s time to invest in a newer system.
Are you experiencing higher than normal electric bills?
One of the many benefits of newer heating and cooling systems is energy efficiency. According to energy.gov “Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.” In 2015, new residential central air conditioner standards went into effect. You can take a look at those full efficiency standards for central air conditioners here. Systems with a higher SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) will help you maximize savings.
Does your system seem to run longer and longer to keep you comfortable?
HVAC systems can become sluggish over time. Loss of airflow or a decrease in airflow pressure is one side effect of sluggish systems. When this happens, it can increase the amount of time a system needs to run in order to reach the desired home temperature. An inefficient heating or cooling system can have you delving out more dollars with each energy billing cycle and can keep you from truly enjoying the comforts of home.
Do you have hot or cold spots in your home?
Factors like window positioning insulation, leaky ducts and low air can affect a home’s temperature consistency. Older, less efficient heating and air conditioning systems can cause the same inconsistencies. It’s a good idea to have a trained professional investigate other potential causes and solutions before betting on entire system overhaul.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for a new HVAC system. At All In One Services Heating and Air Wilmington NC, we specialize in residential replacement systems. We offer a full line of high efficient heating and air conditioning systems to fit anyone’s budget and needs. During our free, in-home consultation, we provide information on the age and condition of your current system, estimates for several energy efficient options, information on available rebates, current specials, and financing options available all at no charge to you. Schedule your free consultation today!