If your old HVAC system stops working, you probably know enough to replace it. But you may be asking yourself why replace it if it’s still working and getting the job done, even if it an older model? However, it makes a lot of sense to get rid of your older system and invest in a newer one, even though a new HVAC system can be costly. These reasons to upgrade your old system may convince you it’s time for a change.
An Older System
If you maintain everything as you should, you can expect an HVAC system to last an average of 15 years, and your furnace to last between 10 and 15 years. Your system will start to show its age a lot sooner if you neglect to maintain it, don’t bother to schedule routine maintenance and forget to replace the filters. You can expect your monthly energy bills to be a lot higher if you aren’t maintaining your system as it should, and it isn’t functioning as efficiently. Because a new HVAC system is a lot more energy efficient, you can anticipate your brand new unit paying for itself within just a few years. You can also lose between 20 and 30 percent of your energy if you have leaking ductwork, so it’s important to have that inspected when installing a new system.
Better airflow and a more accurate way of regulating the temperature in the different rooms of your home means more comfort for you and your family. The problem of a room is too cold or feeling too hot should be a thing of the past. The movement and consistency of the air are improved when you install a new variable speed unit.
Better Air Quality
The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than the air outside, in a newer home that’s designed to be airtight to improve efficiency. Managing the quality of the air inside your home is one of the most important tasks of your HVAC unit, as well as filtering small particles of dust and debris out of the air. All of this means better quality air and humidity levels that are much more comfortable. When you buy a newer system, you can be guaranteed of a much healthier environment with extra features such as air filters, an air purifier, and a whole home dehumidifier. Potentially harmful germs, molds, and vapors are eliminated to a large extent.
Integration With Your Smart Device
Having a heating and cooling setting that matches your lifestyle and your needs is easy with today’s smart systems that are more energy efferent than ever before. And wasting energy cooling or heating an empty house is a thing of the past when you can manage your HVAC system from your phone, regardless of where you are.
Increased Resale Value
Most potential home buyers look at the age and condition of the home’s HVAC system and take into account how long it will last before they have to spend a lot on a new one. Adding value to your home is another big benefit of replacing that aging system with a new one.