When is the Best Time to Replace Your HVAC System?

The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners replace their HVAC system every 10 to 15 years. Modern air conditioners are durable, but their main components will begin to deteriorate after about ten years, depending on how often you use and maintain them. In The Triangle, Greensboro, and Winston Salem, the best times to shop for a new HVAC system are usually January, February, March, September, October, and December. During these months, you can find appliances for less money.

In general, it's best to wait until September to November to purchase an air conditioning unit since professionals are not yet busy with winter installations. The opposite is true from March to May when it comes to heating units. If you can wait until these months, you'll be able to get a better deal on your HVAC system. When it's time to replace your HVAC system, you'll know it.

You and your family will no longer feel comfortable inside your home, and your utility bills may be significantly higher. Sometimes efficiency issues can be solved with repairs. Other times it is necessary to schedule a replacement of air conditioning systems. Rising costs can be slow and steady, but over time it can cost you a fortune.

If this is your situation, it's probably time to replace your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The idea is that more extensive repairs usually indicate that a unit is about to run out. Paying half or more of the cost of replacing a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system isn't an efficient use of time, money, or energy. One of the most obvious signs that the time has come to replace a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is the difficulty in keeping the house at a comfortable temperature.

This includes having difficulty cooling your home in summer and heating it in winter. You may not be able to remove moisture as efficiently as you used to, and that can make your indoor environment less comfortable. It's important to note that if you need to replace your air conditioning system, it's not a task you do yourself. Working with heating, ventilation and air conditioning units is complex and potentially dangerous.

You should always have a professional handle HVAC repairs or replacements. Air conditioning systems and heat pumps break down more frequently and lose efficiency after 10 years. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, it's time to plan for major repairs or replacements. Even seemingly simple repairs to an air conditioning system can have dire consequences if done incorrectly.

In addition to carrying out expensive repairs in the case of faulty or improperly installed equipment, the air conditioning system can cause carbon monoxide leaks or other toxic substances that expire in the home. To avoid these risks and ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently and safely, it's best to hire a professional for any repairs or replacements. If you need new equipment, you can rent a new, highly efficient HVAC system through the Service Experts' Advantage program which includes all maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional cost. Do you have more questions about replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems? Or would you like to schedule an inspection of your air conditioning system? Contact us today for more information.