Replacing an HVAC system is a costly expense for any homeowner. Like your car, your system will outlive it’s lifespan and need to be replaced. If you are seeing the warning signs that that time may be approaching, you may be wondering when is the best time to replace.
Before Your System Dies
With regular maintenance, an HVAC system is designed to last from 15-20 years. All systems will eventually need to be replaced. There will usually be warning signs that the time has come for replacement. If your system is in need of constant repair or if you notice that it isn’t as energy efficient as it used to be. If your system is not cooling or heating your home like it should, this could also be a warning sign.
If you are concerned with the performance of your system, an HVAC professional will be able to inspect and determine it’s status. It might be that your system is not performing as well because it hasn’t been cleaned and serviced in a while.
During The Off Season
The Kentucky summer months are when we are using our HVAC system to it’s fullest. Our systems work hard removing heat and humidity out of our homes at a constant rate. During the cooling spring and fall months our HVAC systems are used the least. During this down time there is less need for HVAC service in the area which may increase competition between HVAC companies. The large HVAC companies need to create work year-round so you may be able to get a larger discount on a new system than during the busy season.
If you are interested in seeing what a system may cost during the off-season, most HVAC companies offer free estimates year-round. It is advisable to get multiple estimates from various companies to compare what is best for you. A HVAC professional should be able to inspect your system and give a recommendation on the next steps.
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