In Arizona, we rely on our homes AC system to keep us cool during the brutal summer temperatures. The outside elements, lack of proper maintenance, and age eventually catch up and lead to replacement. An old or damaged system can increase energy bills and be costly to repair. Consider these signs when the HVAC system is likely ready to be retired…
How old is your HVAC system? Most systems are ready to be replaced within 10-15 years. This is depending on how frequent you run it and maintenance. If the system is being ran to cool the home to 60 degrees during a 110-degree summer day with little to no maintenance, you can expect the system to fail maybe even before the 10-year mark. However, if you’re keeping a fairly decent temperature and getting proper maintenance done Bi-Annually, the system will last longer.
If the system is older and breaks down, the repair costs might not be worth it. As the system gets older, more and more repairs will have to be done. Instead of dealing with the headache and dumping money into an ancient system, consider replacement. That money you were paying towards repairs could’ve gone into a new HVAC system.
Does it seem like no matter how many times you’ve adjusted the thermostat to cut down on costs your electric bill still seems high? Increased energy bills are a common sign that it is time for replacement. As the HVAC system ages, the efficiency tends to decrease.
Do you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat to get that desired and comfortable temperature? Often, older systems will struggle to maintain a consistent temperature. This could be from numerous things such as dirty filters, damaged thermostat, broken wires, unsealed ducts, faulty motors, etc. To find out if it’s repairable or if the system needs to be replaced, a certified HVAC technician will be able to give you your options.
If you noticed any of these issues with your AC system, it is probably time to start gathering quotes. For information on replacement options, Pro Solutions Air would love to answer any questions and provide you with an estimate. We are located in Peoria, Arizona and service the East & West Valley. Give us a call. Pro Solutions Air looks forward to hearing from you!